The only thing more American on the Fourth of July than flags and fireworks is the National Anthem. Our favorite American Idol contestants have contributed a slew of great performances of “The Star Spangled Banner” over the past year. Some, like Candice Glover's recent Memorial Day 2013 performance in Washington, DC, were triumphant. Even former judge Steven Tyler’s gotten in on the action, performing the classic tune at the 2012 AFC Championship game in January.

Celebrate your Independence Day right with these patriotic performances!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Candice Glover Sings the National Anthem at the 2013 Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC


Credit: YouTube Photo: Jessica Sanchez Performs the National Anthem at the NBA Finals


Credit: YouTube Photo: Kris Allen Performs the National Anthem at the FedEx 400 NASCAR Race in Dover, Delaware on June 3, 2012


Credit: YouTube Photo: Joshua Ledet Sings the National Anthem at the Miles Davis Stamp Dedication in L.A. on June 27, 2012


Credit: YouTube Photo: David Cook Sings the National Anthem at the Anaheim Angels Opening Game on April 6, 2012



Haley Reinhart - National Anthem - Opening Day... by IdolxMuzic
Credit: DailyMotion Photo: Haley Reinhart Sings the National Anthem at the Detroit Tigers Home Opening Game on April 5, 2012


Credit: YouTube Photo: Steven Tyler Sings the National Anthem at the 2012 AFC Championship Game on January 22, 2012



Credit: YouTube Photo: Katharine McPhee Sings the National Anthem in Bryant Park