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Video: Jessica Sanchez and DAUGHTRY Perform at National Memorial Day Concert

May 28, 2012 (8:30 am) GMT
The 'American Idol' runner-up opens the annual event with 'The Star-Spangled Banner', and the Chris Daughtry-fronted band play 'Home' before the concert gets canceled due to thunderstorms.

Two "" alums have taken part in an annual event honoring men and women in the military service. On Sunday, May 27, , the runner-up of season 11, and , the fourth-place finisher on season 5, hit the stage set on the West Lawn in Washington, D.C. for the 2012 PBS National Memorial Day concert.

Before hosts and came out on the stage, Sanchez got the honor to kick off the show. Wearing a full-length blue gown, the 16-year-old singer belted out the national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner". Daughtry came next with his band, . They performed "Home" as a welcome to U.S. troops coming home from war.

Halfway through the event on National Mall, Sinise advised concertgoers to leave and seek shelter due to a line of thunderstorms. Just minutes later, the concert was canceled altogether. According to MJ's Big Blog, the cancellation came in the middle of 's performance. Country singer , who was also in the performers line-up, has already performed.

Jessica Sanchez's "The Star-Spangled Banner":


DAUGHTRY's "Home":


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