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Watch Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Andra Day pay tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas brought some extra goodwill to their Saturday night concert in Orlando.

The pair, who launched their “Honda Civic Tour: Future Now” last week in Atlanta , invited employees from Pulse nightclub , scene of last month’s massacre, to their concert at Orlando’s Amway Center. Lovato and Jonas met the 30 or so attendees and arranged for them to watch the show from one of the arena’s suites.

During the concert, Lovato and Jonas were joined onstage by Andra Day to perform her anthem, “Rise Up,” which you can see below.

As the trio sang the stirring song, the names of those murdered at the club scrolled behind them on the massive screen. The tribute was also extended to Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down by an obsessed fan after her Orlando performance the night before the Pulse tragedy.

Lovato and Jonas have been outspoken advocates of the LGBT community ; in April, they removed the North Carolina dates from their tour itinerary because of the state’s divisive HB2 law.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.