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Beyoncé performs ‘Halo’ to honor victims of Orlando shooting

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

 

Nia Wesley

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Published Jun 15, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 2:47 pm CDT

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.

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“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.

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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.

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She also expressed her condolences on Instagram.

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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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*First Published: Jun 15, 2016, 1:59 pm CDT