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Carrie Underwood Remembers Victims of Oklahoma Tornado With 2013 CMT Awards Performance of ‘See You Again’

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Native Oklahoman Carrie Underwood remembered the victims of the tornado that ravaged her home state on May 20 with an emotionally fiery performance of her new single ‘See You Again’ at the 2013 CMT Awards.

While Underwood always delivers live performances that come straight from her core, Wednesday (June 5) was visibly and audibly different. She turned in her lyrics and her vocals with a fire in her belly.

The singer dedicated her performance to those who lost their lives in the natural disaster, and images and scenes from the devastation that took place in Oklahoma were flashed on the screens behind Underwood while she performed.

It had to be tough for her to sing the song while thinking of her fellow statesmen who are no longer with us, but she kept it together, as if she was the strength for and the lifeline to the people back home. (She got slightly choked up at the tail end of her performance, but who could blame her?)

For the final third of the song, Underwood was joined by two dozen members of Nashville’s Christ Church choir, adding another layer of emotion to the performance. The Red Cross logo was featured in the background while Carrie and co. belted out the lyrics, as it’s an organization that the star supported with a million dollar donation after the storm hit.

The addition of those extra choir voices elevated Underwood’s performance and lifted the song to the heavens. We bet they could hear Underwood all the way back home in Oklahoma.

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