Toni Cornell, a 12-year-old daughter of Chris Cornell, assimilated OneRepublic onstage during Friday’s Good Morning America to perform a touching chronicle of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah.” They dedicated a cover to a Soundgarden thespian and Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington, dual friends who died by self-murder this year.
“It’s an respect to perform this for my father and Chester and to sing for them,” Toni Cornell pronounced in a statement.
Cornell and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder alternated lead vocals on a track, singing in unanimity during a end. Audience members were visibly tears during a performance. Linkin Park were scheduled to perform during Central Park Friday as partial of Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert series.
Chris Cornell died in May during age 52. Bennington died in Jul during age 41. On May 26th, Bennington, alongside Linkin Park bandmate Brad Delson, achieved “Hallelujah” as Cornell was being laid to rest during a Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. “My name is Chester,” Bennington told a mourners collected there. “I had a good payoff of being a crony of Chris and invited to be a member of his family.” He also paid reverence to Cornell on Twitter: “Your voice was fun and pain, annoy and forgiveness, adore and suspense all wrapped adult into one. we suspect that’s what we all are. You helped me know that.”
Linkin Park recently achieved a pretension lane from their latest LP, One More Light, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in reverence to Chris Cornell.