Sandy Hook Student Choir to Perform on E!'s GRAMMY AWARD Pre-Show
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by TV News Desk
After a stirring performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on ABC's 'Good Morning America' last month, children from the town of Newtown, CT are set to appear on E! Network's Grammy Awards preshow this Sunday, February 10th. CBSNews.com reports E! host Ryan Seacrest will have a crew on hand in the small New England town to coordinate a live interview via satellite with the children.
The 21-member choir, many of whom are students at Sandy Hook Elementary School, recorded the classic tune from 'The Wizard of Oz' last month, accompanied by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. The recording was made at the home of rockers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. Tim Hayes, who co-produced the song, revealed that the children will also perform this summer's biggest hit, Carly Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' during the Grammy pre-show.
While the children have performed at a recent benefit concert which featured legendary singer Paul Simon, and will soon make a TV appearance on Katie Couric's talk show, Hayes says that there are currently no future plans for additional public appearances. "We know the kids involved have had a wonderful experience, but we think this chapter is now done, and we want these kids to get back to being kids," he said.