david archuleta getty washington dc 'American Idol': David Archuleta performing in Washington D.C. for 4th of July celebration“American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta is joining R&B legend Gladys Knight at the annual July 4th holiday concert in Washington D.C. “A Capitol Fourth” will air live from the west law of the Capitol at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations across the country.

Jimmy Smits is hosting the event and Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and the National Sympathy Orchestra are also scheduled to participate in the patriotic festivities. This is the 30th anniversary of “A Capitol Fourth.” It always ends with a length fireworks display.

Archie will sing the National Anthem, which we’re sure will be great. We wish he would also get to do “Imagine,” which seems like a nice 4th of July song and is also a piece he does very well. This is just another stop in his travels — Archie has recently been debuting new songs at an Idaho concert, singing at the Mall of America, appearing on “Fox & Friends” and promoting his book “Chords of Strenght” on his own website.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."