WATCH: Patti LaBelle's Mighty Performance of "Over the Rainbow" for PBS' 'A Capital Fourth' Special

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Patti LaBelle delivered a thunderous performance of "Over The Rainbow" for PBS' A Capital Fourth special on Saturday, July 4.

Filmed at Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, the Godmother of Soul stood next to the Liberty Bell as she proudly sang the Wizard of Oz tune, originally performed in the 1939 MGM film by Judy Garland. 

The 76-year-old songstress is no stranger to the signature ballad, and has not only performed the song countless times throughout her extensive career, but also included the track in her 1981 album The Spirit's In It. 

"God bless America," exclaimed LaBelle after her rendition. 

The broadcast special was hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, featuring performances by John Fogerty, The Temptations, Trace Adkins, Yolanda Adams and more. 

LaBelle's poignant performance begins at 19 minutes in the video below. 

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