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Demi Lovato dedicates Christmas song performance to Connecticut victims
By Sophie A. Schillaci, THR, Billboard

This Christmas, Demi Lovato paid tribute to the children lost in the Newtown, Conn., shooting earlier this month.

In a video posted to YouTube on Christmas Eve, the "X Factor" judge sings the 1993 Alabama Christmas tune "Angels Among Us" in a performance dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. In the clip, Lovato is accompanied by a guitar player and a piano player in a candle-lit studio.

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"We can never imagine what the families in Newtown, Conn., are experiencing right now," says the video's opening message. "And while there is nothing we can do to replace their loss, we can stand together and support them during this difficult time. This song is in honor of those angels we lost on Dec. 14."

Lovato most recently performed her hit single "Give Your Heart a Break" on the "X Factor" Season 2 finale alongside third-place finishers Fifth Harmony. She sang "Break" during a performance at the VH1 Divas concert in Los Angeles the same week.

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Dec 27, 2012 2:03AM
Dec 26, 2012 11:35PM
I think she sang fine. She's obviously distraught, her heart was in it and brought tears to my eyes. What more do you want from her?
Dec 26, 2012 10:08PM
I was thinking, not a good performance. Usually, when you sing from the heart,  your vocal peformance does not matter much. But the only thing that sounds good are those playing the instruments.
Dec 26, 2012 8:42PM
While I admit that this is not Demi's best vocal performance, she actually is a fantastic singer. More important than her singing anyways, is the message behind this video. Props to Demi for a beautiful dedication to those precious angels and for reaching out to Newtown.
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