Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration of America's birthday, featuring fireworks and performances by Barry Manilow; "American Idol" winners Candice Glover and Scotty McCreery; Darren Criss ("Glee"); classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho; Megan Hilty ("Smash"); the "Motown: The Musical" cast; composer John Williams, who conducts music from "Lincoln"; and Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra, which cap the show with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
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