Michelle Obama Says Kelly Clarkson And Frank Ocean Deserve Grammy Awards 2013 Wins

8 February 2013, 15:45 | Updated: 8 February 2013, 16:04

The US First Lady names the former American Idol champion as having the best song of 2012.

Michelle Obama has declared that she thinks Kelly Clarkson should win Song Of The Year at the Grammy Awards 2013.

The US singer's hit 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' will go up against the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Fun. and Ed Sheeran on the night, and the US President's wife backs the female to win big on the night.

"It's an empowering song with a positive message," she said of the track during an interview with People magazine.

She also had high words of praise for Frank Ocean – who opened up on his sexuality in 2012 and released one of the biggest selling albums of the year in 'Channel Orange'.

"He's a young innovative performer with a soulful sound," she added.

The former American Idol champion was also one of the musical performers at US President Barack Obama's inauguration earlier this year. 

The singer will be hoping to win big at this weekend's Grammy Awards 2013 – where she will also be performing.

The 'Catch My Breath' singer is nominated for a total three prizes at the event – which takes place live from LA's Staples Center on 10th February.