The Voice Live Finale: We McDonald Teams With Alicia Keys On ‘Ave Maria’
Wé McDonald teamed with her coach, Alicia Keys, to perform Stevie Wonder’s version of Ava Maria. The duet had a full choir of kids in the background for a powerful version that also saw both We and Alicia playing piano.
The finals are upon us as the remaining 4 hopeful artists compete to come out on top on The Voice. Fans have waited all season to see who will be crowned the next champion on The Voice.
When I watched this video, the music transported me to another place, took me away from my office. I was taken away to a place of warmth, solace, serenity and peace. Something very much needed in my world. Something very much needed in today’s world.
Initially, it looks like a romantic topic: Never let go.
Peace is an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all.
Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy homeostasis and the opposite of being stressed or anxious. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss and happiness.
Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress. In some cultures, inner peace is considered a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various forms of training, such as prayer, meditation, t’ai chi ch’uan or yoga, for example.
Many spiritual practices refer to this peace as an experience of knowing oneself. Finding inner peace is often associated with traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism as well as the New Age movement.
The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster (hence the alternate name Maia Nebula after the star Maia), but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing.
Computer simulations have shown that the Pleiades was probably formed from a compact configuration that resembled the Orion Nebula.Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.