13 February 2010

KD Lang performs enchanting rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ for Olympics Opening Ceremonies

(photo credit: flickr.com/photos/jdlasica)

Animal advocate and vegetarian k.d. lang performed her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The Canadian-born singer’s mesmerizing performance, one that surely brought tears to many eyes worldwide, was a highlight of the ceremonies. Dressed in an all-white pantsuit, lang soulfully belted the tune from center stage in Vancouver’s BC Place while the crowd of 55,000 swayed back and forth with lighter-reminiscent flashlights in hand.

Lang first recorded "Hallelujah" in 2004 for her Hymns of the 49th Parallel album which features works from fellow Canadian songwriters like Cohen, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell. The song has become the focal point of her live performances since bringing the crowd to its feet for an extended ovation at the 2005 Juno Awards.

k.d. lang's Hallelujah MP3 on Amazon.
k.d. lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel album on Amazon.

k.d. lang's performance of "Hallelujah" at the Juno Awards:

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