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Bruno Mars Pays Tribute to Sandy Hook Shooting Victims on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

December 19, 2012 (4:51 am) GMT
The 'Locked Out of Heaven' hitmaker sings his old hit 'Count on Me' for a heartfelt tribute session on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'.

Singer-songwriter visited the set of ' daily talk-variety show on December 18 for a touching tribute to the victims and families of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Hawaiian recording artist opened the show with his "" track "Count on Me" complete with ukulele in tow for an unplugged rendition of his 2010 hit single.

Supported by a lone back-up singer, Mars flawlessly sang the fitting tribute after a heartfelt introduction by DeGeneres. Like other talk show hosts in the U.S., the comedienne started her show differently today in reference to the recent shooting incident that killed 26 people including 20 school children, and which is currently gripping the nation.

"I think we can all agree right now we need a lot of love out there," said DeGeneres as she introduced Mars. Many other celebrities have extended their sympathies both online and on television.

Late-night talk show host took on a serious tone on his "" monologue as he reacted to the shocking news. Monday night saw funnyman making a tearful acknowledgement of the shooting incident on his "" show. Stand-up comedian and "" alum also reacted to the tragedy on "" and "" respectively.

Other popular TV programs have made their special tributes in light of the Sandy Hook shooting. "SNL" opened its holiday show last week with singing "Silent Night" with the New York City Children's Chorus as a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy that happened Friday, December 14, in Newtown.



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