‘The Voice’ Pays Tribute To Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

Mon, December 17, 2012 9:49pm EDT by 2 Comments
The Voice Sandy Hook Tribute
Courtesy of NBC

‘The Voice’ opened the first night of their live finals with a touching tribute to the victims of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting. Read on for all the details.

As The Voice began their finale week on Monday, Dec. 17, the show touchingly opened the evening with a musical moment that paid tribute to the 20 children and six adults tragically slain during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14.

The show opened on coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green, along with hosts Carson Daly and Christina Milian and a majority of this season’s finalists on stage surrounded by candles, each holding a card with the name and age of a victim, while they performed Leonard Cohen‘s beautiful ballad “Hallelujah”.

It was a touching moment that surely drew tears from the audience both in the studio and at home.

The First Two Victims Laid To Rest

As previously reported, the first two victims of the shooting, Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner, both aged six, were laid to rest earlier in the day on Dec. 17. Little Jack was buried in the Newtown Village Cemetery, while Noah was buried in the B’nai Israel Cemetery in neighboring Monroe, CT. In a truly tragic development, it was revealed that Noah’s twin sister Arielle survived the brutal attack in her class room when her teacher hid her, along with her classmates, in a bathroom.

President Obama’s Address To Newtown

President Barack Obama visited Newtown, CT on Sunday, Dec. 16 to visit with the grieving families. While there, he addressed the community, saying, in part, “Here in Newtown, I come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. I can only hope it helps for you to know that you’re not alone in your grief; that our world too has been torn apart; that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you, we’ve pulled our children tight. And you must know that whatever measure of comfort we can provide, we will provide; whatever portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease this heavy load, we will gladly bear it. Newtown — you are not alone.”

What do you think about The Voice‘s tribute, HollywoodLifers? Did it bring tears to your eyes?

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More on the Sandy Hook Shooting Victims:

  1. 20 Innocent Children Gunned Down In School Shooting Identified — Pics
  2. First Child Victims Named In Sandy Hook School Shooting
  3. Newtown Shooting Tragedy: The First Two Victims Laid To Rest

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Sherry

Posted at 11:45 AM on December 18, 2012  

Angels

by Unknown Author

The sky is filled with Angels
With puffy lacy wings
The remnants of God’s beauty
With treasures they now bring

Each one of them a Guardian
That travels in the sky
To watch throughout eternity
Their parents from on high

Smiles that come from Angels
They fall like crystal rain
Eases earthly burdens
Lifting all life’s pain

Halos so astounding
That glitter gold each day
Following their loved ones
In such a perfect way

Wings in gentle breezes
That fall from up above
Kissing every parent
With everlasting love

Angels soar through heaven
With everlasting light
Looking down from heaven
Saying their “goodnights”

Kissing all who loved them
So gently on the face
This life’s tender mercy
Each parent can embrace

Wings and shiny halos
Travel from on high
Surrounding all their loved ones
They never say good-bye.

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sonja

Posted at 2:32 PM on December 18, 2012  

I just read this poem. I love it it fit’s these children perfectly. You are right they are little Angels right now watching over there love one and there parents God Bless you and yours.

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