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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/22/2010

An 'Idol' to perform at July 4 concert

By Washington Post editors

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

By Washington Post editors  | June 22, 2010; 12:09 PM ET
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Comments

I can't wait to see David Archuleta perform. His voice is stunning! I'll definitely be watching. What an honor to be asked to perform in Washington DC with some other talented individuals. David is just Amazing!

Posted by: ArcheyAngel | June 22, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I will definitely be watching David Archuleta perform on the 4th. He is an outstanding performer. Be prepared, his voice is going to amaze you!!

Posted by: roseinmaryland | June 22, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I will definitely be watching David Archuleta perform on the 4th. He is an outstanding performer. Be prepared, his voice is going to amaze you!!

Posted by: roseinmaryland | June 22, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Gladys Knight is still alive? Who knew!

Posted by: Axel2 | June 22, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Gladys Knight is still alive? Who knew!

Posted by: Axel2 | June 22, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

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