‘Idol’ winner will perform on the National Mall July 4th
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will be performing at the July Fourth celebration on the National Mall. His performance, which will be the winner’s latest since his time on “Idol,” comes after a series of kidney surgeries that began while the singer-guitar player was competing for America’s vote. Phillips’ trip to the nation’s capital will be his first. It will also be the second time the “Idol” star travels far outside of his home in Leesburg, Georgia. In Washington D.C., Phillips will perform his hit single “Home” for an expected audience of more than 300,000 from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol before the annual fireworks. He will join Matthew Broderick, country singer Josh Turner, “Smash” star Megan Hilty, composer John Williams, U.S. Olympic athletes and others at the concert, along with the National Symphony Orchestra.
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