I am a writer. Words are my life, but when 28 people die in a school shooting, most of who were under 10-years-old, there are no words.
Luckily there is music, a universal language, to lift us up and help us mourn, remember and heal.
Take a look at five beautiful Sandy Hook musical tributes and please share any others you have comes across in the comments.
1. The Voice Coaches and Contestants Sing “Hallelujah”
On NBC’s hit singing competition show the coaches (Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green) and contestants paid tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims by singing “Hallelujah.” Each person held a sign with the name and age of a victim.
2. Staten Island’s PS22 Sings Sandy Hook School Song
The chorus of Staten Island’s PS22 school sang the Sandy Hook school song this week and dedicated their performance to all the children, teachers and families who were affected by Sandy Hook school shooting.
3. New York Children’s Chorus Sings “Silent Night” on SNL
The day following the Sandy Hook massacre the New York Children’s Chorus opened up Saturday Night Live by singing “Silent Night” in honor of the shooting victims.
4. X Factor Top 13 Sing “You Are Not Alone”
The top 13 contestants of Fox’s hit singing competition show X Factor sang Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” this week in a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.
5. Bruno Mars Performs “Count on Me” on Ellen
On Tuesday, Ellen Degeneres opened her talk show with a performance by Bruno Mars singing his hit “Count on Me” to put a lot of love out into the world in light of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
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