Sia's 'The Greatest' Video Features 49 Dancers in Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims

Maddie Ziegler in the video for 'The Greatest' by Sia Feat. Kendrick Lamar.
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Maddie Ziegler in the video for 'The Greatest' by Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar.

"49 beautiful lives lost. This is for you," one of the video's dancers writes.

Late Monday, Sia and Kendrick Lamar released new track "The Greatest" and an accompanying video starring Sia favorite Maddie Ziegler -- though this time, she's not alone. The video -- which opens to a black screen with the hashtag #WeAreYourChildren typed in white font -- sees Ziegler accompanied by a large sum of dancers (49 in total), which is said to represent the 49 lives lost in the shooting at Orlando nightclub Pulse.

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Matt Moseley, one of the dancers in the video, posted a screengrab to Instagram with the caption "49 beautiful lives lost. This is for you."


Others have since taken to Twitter, using the hashtag to aggregate thoughts on the video and its emotional context.

The video concludes with the young dancers moving and shaking in what vaguely represents a nightclub setting, before all falling to the ground, which in turn exposes the bullet-pierced wall behind them. No one from Sia's team has yet confirmed or revealed the meaning behind the video.

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