Demi Lovato Dedicates ‘Angels Among Us’ to Victims of Newtown School Shootings
Demi Lovato showed she's an angel among us when she dedicated her moving song 'Angels Among Us' to the victims of the Newtown, C.T. school shootings.
In a new video, Lovato's song opens with a silent dedication to the six slain adults and twenty children from the Sandy Hook massacre. The message read, "We can never imagine what the families in Newtown, C.T. 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. This song is in honor of those angels we lost on Dec. 14."
The lyrics of 'Angels Among Us' are particularly appropriate in the wake of the tragedy. "When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees / There's always been someone there to come along and comfort me / A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping hand / A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand / And ain't it kind of funny that at the dark end of the road / Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope / Oh I believe there are angels among us / Sent down to us from somewhere up above / They come to you and me in our darkest hours / To show us how to live, to teach us how to give / To guide us with the light of love."
Lovato, wearing a leopard print dress, black motorcycle jacket, Lovato was accompanied by a pianist and an acoustic guitar. The set was decorated and lit with white candles, and Lovato was clearly touched. While her voice is typically the strongest of the post-Disney set, she was so overcome with emotion that at some points, it actually broke.
The performance is to raise awareness of wearenewtown.org, an organization designed to fundraise for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. The 'X Factor' judge delivered a rendition that was both timely and touching.