British girl group Little Mix paid a heartfelt tribute to Orlando victims and their loved ones with an emotional and powerful performance of ‘Secret Love Song.’
The four girls, Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy, were in Amsterdam on Friday for their ‘Get Weird’ tour.
Before the song, Perrie told the packed crowd, ‘The next song we’re gonna perform, we want to dedicate to all those people in Orlando… and the families that have been left behind who are hurting right now.’
The crowd sang loudly with the girls as they belted out the very moving lyrics.
‘Why can’t you hold me in the street? Why can’t I kiss you on the dance floor? I wish that it could be like that. Why can’t we be like that? ‘Cause I’m yours.’
Some in the audience were also seen holding up rainbow flags.
Fan on Twitter lauded the girls for showing their love and support for Orlando.
— Anna Raditsa (@annaxraditsa) June 16, 2016
Many in the LGBT community connect strongly with the song because they feel that it speaks of their struggles with the fear of engaging in public display of affection with their partner.
Previously, the girls also talked about how their fans told them that the song has helped them with coming out.
‘We’ve been having loads of people say that it’s helped them almost to come out, to say that they’re gay and that is an incredible thing,’ Little Mix told Capital FM. ‘It’s just so inspiring when we hear these stories, with the music that we’re putting out, to be able to give the confidence to somebody and the belief to be able to say something.’
One fan tweeted Little Mix when their album came out last year that he felt that ‘Secret Love Song’ is an ‘LGBT anthem’
Jade later replied that she thought the same too.
@mmm_gash I’m so happy you’ve said this 🙌🏽❤️ this is how I picture it and how we saw the music video in our heads xxjadexx
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) November 5, 2015
In March, Jade also blasted out at a hater on Instagram for insulting Rupaul, telling the person to ‘sashay away.’