Beyoncé performs 'Halo' to honor victims of Orlando shooting

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The mega-star used the last song of the night for a powerful performance.

Beyoncé used her Formation World Tour to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting at the end of her concert in Detroit Tuesday night.

“I would like to dedicate it to all of the family members that have family who lost their lives in Florida,” she told the crowd.

Queen Bey sang her 2008 hit "Halo" to honor the 49 victims killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Sunday. The somber moment was captured on cellphone video by a fan.

She also expressed her condolences on Instagram.

Condolences and prayers to Orlando

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Beyoncé isn’t the only artist using music to recognize the tragedy. The Dixie Chicks, Bob Ware, and Adele have all dedicated performances to victims.
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