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Sandy Hook Elementary school to Perform "Call Me Maybe" on Grammy Award preshow broadcast.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest will be flying a crew to Connecticut and plans to interview the children via satellite during the E!’s “Live From the Red Carpet” preshow, said Tim Hayes, who co-produced a recording by the children of “Over the Rainbow.”

The children also will be singing Carly Rae Jepson’s hit song, “Call Me Maybe,” he said.

“This opportunity to do something positive lets the kids know that although a lot of things happen in our world that are not pleasant, like this that happened with us in Newtown, there are many giving people and wonderful things that can come out of life, so don’t get discouraged,”

“It teaches them to use their gifts to work through things.”

by Anonymousreply 5802/11/2013

At the Oscars, they will be singing a tribute to songs of yesteryear like, "It's Hard Out There for a Pimp."

by Anonymousreply 102/06/2013

[quote]“This opportunity to do something positive lets the kids know that although a lot of things happen in our world that are not pleasant, like this that happened with us in Newtown, there are many giving people and wonderful things that can come out of life, so don’t get discouraged,”

But what he really said was "let's cash in on this tragedy right quick."

by Anonymousreply 202/06/2013

I'm glad these children will show how they have moved beyond this tragedy by singing about the joys of hooking up.

by Anonymousreply 302/06/2013

This is bad as that Precious Moments girl. Nobody piped-up about how tacky and inappropriate this is, really?

by Anonymousreply 402/06/2013

What's next....a National Tour?

by Anonymousreply 502/06/2013

It is like the aftermath of 9/11

To show the American people that we can survive this tragedy and even thrive.

What's wrong with that?

by Anonymousreply 602/06/2013

Gee, I just hope they'll be able to squeeze in on an episode of "Dance Moms".

by Anonymousreply 702/06/2013

I'm getting sick and tired of these Sandy Hook brats.

by Anonymousreply 802/06/2013

As a CT resident who lives near Newtown and knows a couple of first responders, I hate to say it, but we are very close to having jumped the shark on this. These kids are being exploited.

by Anonymousreply 902/06/2013

R9 you object to the Sandy Hooks kids performing on the Grammy Awards?

by Anonymousreply 1002/06/2013

I object to the kids being used as props. Locally we're being subjected to endless grief porn. Every local newscast seems to have a different handle on the tragedy, followed by a cheesy graphic and ominous music. There are fund raisers, road races, and concerts, while the elephants in the room - gun control and mental illness are being ignored.

by Anonymousreply 1102/06/2013

Plus the song, Call Me Maybe. They're gradeschool kids, they should've at least found a song without any sexual overtones.

by Anonymousreply 1202/06/2013

The Onion

by Anonymousreply 1302/06/2013

F&F for not posting a link.

by Anonymousreply 1402/06/2013

It won't be as good as the year Elizabeth Smart performed "I Touch Myself."

by Anonymousreply 1502/06/2013

Mediaite's Matt Wilstein has just written

"Will the performance be another sweet, touching musical moment for America to embrace? Or will it cross the line into an exploitative ratings ploy that takes advantage of the Newtown tragedy?"

by Anonymousreply 1602/06/2013

For Pete's sake here is your link

by Anonymousreply 1702/06/2013

R15 the song Liz Smart sang was "He Touched Me'

by Anonymousreply 1802/06/2013

You're right, r18. I got it mixed up with the year the McMartin Preschool Glee Klub dazzled America with "Don't Tell Mama" from CABARET.

by Anonymousreply 1902/06/2013

They're the new Brady Bunch Kids!

by Anonymousreply 2002/06/2013

anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 2102/07/2013

Please, PLEASE tell me this isn't true.


by Anonymousreply 2202/07/2013

...but I suppose it's better than seeing those tiresome kids from the New York public school. The ones who sway back and forth and emote to songs with clinched hands to their hears while their white, dreadlocked male teacher "directs" them.

Sorry, but I'm sick of those kids.

by Anonymousreply 2302/07/2013

What about us?????

When do WE get to sing?

by Anonymousreply 2402/07/2013

This is really tacky. How is this supposed to help them get over the event? Anyone with half a brain can see EXPLOITATION written all over this shit. Will Kim Kardashian be interviewing them and guiding them to become better human beings?

by Anonymousreply 2502/07/2013

[quote] Will Kim Kardashian be interviewing them and guiding them to become better human beings?

No that is Ryan Seacrest job. He is the one who came up with the idea.

by Anonymousreply 2602/07/2013

R26 Yes love and he is also so far up KK's asshole he can't see the light of day.

by Anonymousreply 2702/07/2013

I'm with R22.

by Anonymousreply 2802/07/2013

I find all their appearances creepy and exploitative.

by Anonymousreply 2902/07/2013

We don't recall approving this.

by Anonymousreply 3002/07/2013

W&W for R1.

by Anonymousreply 3102/07/2013

I'm mortified for those kids. I used to HATE it when I was in elementary school and they'd make us learn these little songs and dances to perform in front of our parents. Now they're making the kids do it on national television? Fuck off

by Anonymousreply 3202/07/2013

The only thing worse than a tragedy is those who milk it for all its worth.

by Anonymousreply 3302/07/2013

So anyone see them perform?

by Anonymousreply 3402/10/2013

This is getting a bit strange. Are they going to cart these children out for every big event?Will they be on the Oscars next?

by Anonymousreply 3502/10/2013

ah, the inevitable grief porn. this country eats this up.

by Anonymousreply 3602/10/2013

Shoot Me Maybe?

by Anonymousreply 3702/10/2013

The Sandy Hook kids (special guest of Anne Hathaway) will escort her to the podium when her name is called at the Oscars.

by Anonymousreply 3802/10/2013

Oh, since there was no link on the OP, I assumed it was a satirical piece. Dear god. Everything must be spectacle for the media?

by Anonymousreply 3902/10/2013

At least it's not "Die Young."

by Anonymousreply 4002/10/2013

R39 ready R17

by Anonymousreply 4102/10/2013


Because of the snowstorm, the Sandy Hook Elementary school performance has been cancelled.

The performance would have seen an independent choir of Newtown children perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Call Me Maybe," but network officials say winter weather interfered, according to the Hartford Courant.

by Anonymousreply 4202/10/2013

Yes, R41. I was in utter disbelief until I got to R17. It scares me when life begins to imitate the folks who trash or satirize it. The fricking Super Bowl. Unreal.

by Anonymousreply 4302/10/2013

I would also like to announce that I will be opening up a "Let's Roll" Cinnamon Rolls Bakery and Cafe in Sandy Hook next week. Those dear children will sing Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" as the ribbon is cut!

by Anonymousreply 4402/10/2013

Die Another Day?

by Anonymousreply 4502/10/2013

Born To Be Alive?

by Anonymousreply 4602/10/2013

So tasteless.

by Anonymousreply 4702/10/2013

Which idiot OK'd a hookup song for elementary school students?

by Anonymousreply 4802/10/2013

Please let this link to The Onion...

by Anonymousreply 4902/10/2013

Booked to sing "No One is Alone" (INTO THE WOODS) during the memorial segment on the Tony Awards.

by Anonymousreply 5002/11/2013

SO sorry this didn't happen

by Anonymousreply 5102/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 5202/11/2013

Because of the snow storm R52

If not for an act of god it would have.

by Anonymousreply 5302/11/2013

That is so sickeningly American - cloying, trite, inane, inappropriate. Like Bette Midler singing Wind Beneath My Wings are 9/11. You can never just let a tragedy occur without forcing people to romanticize their anguish can you? America has the most tasteless and primitive entertainment industry on earth.

by Anonymousreply 5402/11/2013

apologies - *are meaning after

by Anonymousreply 5502/11/2013

r38, it would more appropriate if those kids sang "I Dreamed A Dream".

by Anonymousreply 5602/11/2013

Did you ever know that you're my hero, r54?

by Anonymousreply 5702/11/2013

What about when they sang "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl? Because yeah, it IS beautiful how easy it is to get ahold of assault rifles in America. *eagle cry*

by Anonymousreply 5802/11/2013
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