December 18th, 2012
09:36 AM ET
Before the final three contestants on "The Voice" gave their last performances on Monday, the singing competition paused to remember the victims of the Newtown school shooting.
With candles flickering in the foreground, "The Voice" coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green led a rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
The show's contestants and host Carson Daly joined them in song, with each person holding a card bearing the name and age of one of the victims.
As Entertainment Weekly points out, "Hallelujah" might not have been the best song to sing given its lyrical content, but the intent of the performance was crystal clear.
TV networks and movie studios as a whole are finding ways to pay respect to those lost in Friday's tragedy; the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live" also offered a tribute to Newtown in its cold open with a performance of "Silent Night" by the New York City Children's Chorus.
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