Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas give Pulse staff VIP treatment in Orlando

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The pair invited Pulse nightclub employees to their concert at Orlando's Amway Center. They met with 30 or so attendees and arranged for them to watch the show from one of the arena's suites.

A gunman opened fire last month at Pulse, a gay nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 others.

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"Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, thank you for making the Pulse family smile," club employees wrote in a Facebook post.

During the concert, Lovato and Jonas were joined onstage by Andra Day to perform her anthem, "Rise Up."

As the trio sang the stirring song, the names of those murdered at the club scrolled on the massive screen behind them. 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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