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'American Idol' Winner To Perform At National Memorial Day Concert

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The National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol Lawn will feature a performance by this year's American Idol winner.
The National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol Lawn will feature a performance by this year's American Idol winner.

The winner of next week's "American Idol" will perform the national anthem for the National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol Lawn in Washington.

Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will host the Memorial Day festivities again this year. The concert will be televised May 26 on PBS.

The lineup of entertainers will include actor Ed Harris, "Dancing with the Stars" finalist Katherine Jenkins, singer Chris Mann, who was a finalist on "The Voice," and tenor Alfie Boe. They will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra.

For several years, the concert has included performers from "American Idol." This year's winner, to be chosen May 16, will perform the national anthem and will return on July 4 to perform for Independence Day.


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