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Video: Rachel Crow Opens White House Easter Egg Roll With National Anthem

April 10, 2012, 9:19 am GMT

The fifth-place finisher on 'The X Factor (US)' season 1 kicks off the holiday gig by singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at the balcony with the First Family surrounding her.



Rachel Crow opened the 134th Annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House with a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner". The former contestant on "The X Factor (US)" inaugural season delivered the national anthem from the balcony of the South Lawn.

Wearing a yellow blazer, the 14-year-old singer belted out the anthem with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters Sasha and Malia standing by her sides. She exchanged hugs with Mr. President and the First Lady before retreating from the spotlight.

Other performers at the kid-friendly event included Cody Simpson and Janelle Monae. Aussie singer Simpson catered the crowd with his songs including the latest one "So Listen", while Kansas artist Monae performed soulful tracks including her single "Tightrope".

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