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Justin Timberlake's 'Hallelujah' the Highlight of the Hope for Haiti Telethon

Hope For Haiti Now, the multi-channel, global, live telethon last night organized by George Clooney to benefit Haiti was an appropriately somber affair, with the focus firmly on Haitians who need our help. The biggest surprise, and arguably the best performance of the night was by Justin Timberlake, who, along with singer/songwriter Matt Morris sang a haunting interpretation of the much-covered Leonard Cohen ballad "Hallelujah." Other performances (Bono, The Edge, Rihanna and Jay-Z's "Stranded," Madonna's "Like a Prayer") stood out, but it was Timberlake's risky performance that rendered even the haters (of that beautiful song being covered ever again) speechless.

[Hope for Haiti Now]