'American Idol' Winner to Perform for Memorial Day

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'American Idol' Winner to Perform for Memorial Day

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Actors Gary Sinise, right, and Joe Mantegna appear on stage during a dress rehersal for the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., Saturday, May 25, 2013. The show will be held and air on PBS on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 26. (Andre Chung/MCT via Getty Images)

This year's winner of "American Idol'' will join the lineup of performers at the National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington.

Organizers also are announcing Tuesday that country singer Jennifer Nettles will perform a musical tribute for returning veterans from Afghanistan, who will join her on stage at the Memorial Day concert on May 25. This year's festivities televised on PBS will welcome home veterans and honor those who were killed or wounded.

The concert will be one of the first performances for the new winner of "American Idol,'' who will be named May 21.

The lineup also includes 2013 winner of "The Voice'' Danielle Bradbery, Colin Powell, actors Gerald McRaney, Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna, Broadway star Megan Hilty and singers Jackie Evancho and Anthony Kearns.

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