The Voice Coaches & Contestants Pay Tribute To Newtown Victims

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'The Voice' choir, Dec. 17, 2012 -- NBC

"The Voice" paid an emotional tribute to the victims of Newtown, Conn., on Monday night's show, opening with a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

All four voice coaches - Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera - kicked off the show singing the song, alongside a choir of contestants from this season, and host Carson Daly and correspondent Christina Milian.

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The group sang the beautiful number as they each clutched a small card with the name and age of one of the Newtown community lost in the tragic ordeal on Friday.

Candles lit up the stage during the performance.

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After they finished the song, there was a moment of silence before the show's introduction to the finals began.

"Our thoughts and prays go out to the families and people of Newtown, CT. #TheVoice family sends love and support," executive producer Mark Burnett Tweeted.

-- Jolie Lash

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