An 'Idol' to perform at July 4 concert
David Archuleta and Gladys Knight will perform at the annual July 4 concert in Washington.
“A Capitol Fourth” will be broadcast live from the west lawn of the Capitol at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.
Actor Jimmy Smits is hosting the event. Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and the National Symphony Orchestra are also scheduled to perform.
The 19-year-old Archuleta was the 2008 "American Idol" runner-up. He'll sing the national anthem, which he says he loves to perform.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected for the concert. Archuleta says he has never sung before such a large live audience.
The program is celebrating its 30th anniversary on the air. It will end with a 17-minute fireworks show, scheduled to start at 9:10 p.m.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| June 22, 2010; 12:09 PM ET
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