While there’s nothing that can ever bring the victims of Sandy Hook back to life or possibly explain the completely senseless mass murder of 26 people last Friday, it’s extremely moving to watch The Voice pay tribute to the victims during last night’s finale.
The show’s finalists joined with the judges — Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine — as well as host Carson Daly to sing a touching rendition of “Hallelujah” during the live show. During the song, each person held up a small sign with the name and age of one of the victims. As the camera panned over each one and revealed the numbers 6 and 7 again and again, my heart dropped. Over and over and over, as it continues to do every time I’m reminded that this tragedy involved such incredibly young children.
Over the past few days we’ve come to know these names and the stories behind these names and each time I see them, I feel so heartwrenchingly horrible for these families that I can’t help but want to cry with them. What happened just isn’t fair and I wish I could more adequately put my grief and my sorrow and my anger into words — but I can’t.
Instead we can appreciate these small tributes to their memories and hope that they’ll inspire everyone to help out Newtown in any way that they can.