Demi Lovato dedicates Christmas song performance to Connecticut victims
Dec. 26, 2012, 1:31 PM EST
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.
"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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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.