Lovato Dedicates “Angels Among Us” to Newtown Shooting Victims

Demi Lovato is using her powerful voice to raise awareness for the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims and their grieving families…

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and The X Factor judge has dedicated a moving rendition of Alabama’s hit single “Angels Among Us” to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14.

Demi Lovato

Lovato – who was just named to DoSomething.org’s “Celebs Gone Good” list for her anti-bullying efforts and her charitable work and involvement in social and environmental causes – is using the song to raise awareness for wearenewtown.org, an organization formed to raise funds for the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting and their families.

Lovato’s music video opens with a loving dedication to the 20 school children and 6 educators who were killed in the shooting.

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

Accompanied only by a pianist and an acoustic guitar in a set filled with lit candles, Lovato delivers a heart-warming performance. Her usual rock vocals and belt-it-out-of the-park style almost breaks at points throughout the song, as the singer is overcome with emotion.

Lovato is one of many artists who;ve paid tribute to the victims of the tragedy. In the recently concluded season of  The X Factor, the contestants performed Michael Jackson‘s “You Are Not Alone,” while one the finale of The Voice, judges Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green sang “Hallelujah while holding up placards with the victims’ names.

Alba & Fellow Stars Appear in PSA Demanding an End to Gun Violence

Jessica Alba is demanding a plan to bring an end to gun violence in this country…

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress appears in a public service announcement aimed at encouraging Americans to “Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence.”

Jessica Alba

Released on the same day as the National Rifle Association conference and a week after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators, the video gone viral on YouTube.

Along with Alba, the nearly minute and a half long video by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition features of number of Hollywood celebrities, including Latina luminaries Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez and Aubrey Plaza, as a call on Americans to demand the government make changes to end gun violence.

The video is sponsored by Demand a Plan, which is urging President Obama and Congress to pass “common sense legislation.”

Since its release, the clip has garnered more than four million views and over 31,000 likes.

“Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence” is just the latest video published by the organization. Its YouTube profile also features videos of shooting survivors and family members of victims from Virginia Tech, Tucson, Columbine and the Oak Creek temple shooting.

Demand a Plan is urging government to make a change in gun control that can “prevent future tragedies,” its website states. This legislation would require background checks for guns sold, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and make gun trafficking a federal crime.

“It’s time. Join more than 800 mayors and 800,000 grassroots supporters to demand that President Obama and Congress step forward with a plan to end gun violence,” its website states. It also encourages visitors to sign a petition to send to Washington.

Mars Pays Tribute to Newtown Shooting Victims on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

During his recent visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bruno Mars have a moving tribute to the victims and families of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer, who recently reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, opened the show by performing “Count on Me,” a single from his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, complete with a ukulele.

Bruno Mars

Supported by a lone back-up singer, Mars flawlessly belted out the fitting tribute after a heartfelt introduction by DeGeneres, who decided to kick-off her show differently following the shooting that killed 26 people including 20 school children on Friday, December 14, a tragedy gripping not just the community in Newtown, but the entire nation.

“I think we can all agree right now we need a lot of love out there,” said DeGeneres as she introduced Mars.

It’s the latest in a series of tributes to the victims of the shooting…

On Sunday, New York Giants star Victor Cruz marked up his shoes with a special message to honor one of the young victims, who happened to be a big Cruz fan.

On Monday, Christina Aguilera and her fellow The Voice coaches joined the show’s hosts and contestants to perform a song to honor the victims while each holding a placard with the name of a victim.

Aguilera & “The Voice” Pay Tribute to the Newton Shooting Victims

Christina Aguilera gives voice to a nation’s mourning following the heartbreaking Newton school shooting…

The Voice Tribute to Newton School Shooting Victims

During Monday night’s episode of The Voice, the 31-year-old half-Ecuadorian American singer joined her fellow coaches, the NBC reality singing competition’s contestants, host Carson Daly and social media correspondent Christina Milian took the stage at the beginning of the show to pay tribute to the 26 victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Lined up across the stage, Aguilera and the group gave a solemn and heartfelt performance of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah,” each holding a card with the name and age of one of the people killed in the tragic incident.

Aguilera held up the card with the name of Grace McDonnell, one of the youngest shooting victims.