Carr is 1 of 15 semifinalists chosen out of 868 entries. The semi-finalists were selected according to popularity on YouTube, vocal performance, originality, and accuracy of lyrics.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, home of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem, launched the Star-Spangled Banner YouTube Singing Contest in partnership with USA Weekend Magazine earlier this year.
The top video will be chosen by a panel of celebrities, Smithsonian judges and representatives from the Baltimore Orioles and USA Weekend Magazine. The winner will be announced May 19.
The grand-prize winner will be invited to perform the national anthem at the museum and at the Baltimore Orioles versus Atlanta Braves game in
To view all entries in the contest, visit http://www.youtube.com/group/Starspangledbanner
Star-Spangled Banner Web site: http://americanhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/sing-the-national-anthem.aspx