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Parkland show choir joins Shawn Mendes on stage at Billboard Music Awards

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Show Choir joined singers Shawn Mendes and Khalid on stage during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

The group performed the song “Youth” and received a standing ovation from the crowd in Las Vegas.{mosads}

Dressed in “Youth” sweatshirts, the high school students sung about “waking up to headlines filled with devastation again.”

The students survived the Feb. 14 shooting at their Parkland, Fla., high school, which left 17 people dead.

“You can’t take my youth away, this soul of mine will never break,” the lyrics read.

Students from the school have been outspoken gun control activists and organized the “March for Our Lives” rally against gun violence.

On Friday, 10 people were shot and killed inside a Santa Fe, Texas, high school.

Singer Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the awards show, began the event by ditching the planned moment of silence to instead call for a “moment of action.”

“They also wanted me to do a moment of silence,” Clarkson said, “And I’m so sick of moment of silences. It’s not working.”

“Why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change?” Clarkson asked, drawing applause. “Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”

Tags Billboard Music Awards Kelly Clarkson Khalid March For Our Lives Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Parkland school shooting Santa Fe High School Shawn Mendes Texas school shooting

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