The “Voice” contestants and their mentors honored the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on Monday night, with a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine were joined on stage by the three finalists, Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott and Nicholas David, and contestants who were previously eliminated in the competition.
The stage featured flickering candles and during the song, each artist held a sign with one of the victim’s name and age on it.
In addition to the “Hallelujah” performance, finalist Cassadee Pope sang Miranda Lambert’s “Over You.” The song that was touching in light of last Friday’s shootings that left 20 first-graders and 6 adults dead at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT.
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After Pope performed, her mentor, Blake Shelton, stated that “America’s heart is heavy, and that’s about healing.”
The song has special meaning for Shelton, who wrote it with his wife, Miranda Lambert. It is about the death of Shelton’s brother in a 1990 car accident.
But you went away
How dare you?
I miss you
They say I’ll be ok
But I’m not going to ever get over you – “Over You” chorus lyrics
“The Voice” live season finale is Dec. 18, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.