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UTubers: Utah YouTube stars unite for an emotional, hopeful cause

GENTRI and Madilyn Paige perform a rendition of "Say Something" and "Angel" to highlight the Operation Underground Railroad organization's efforts to end child slavery.
GENTRI and Madilyn Paige perform a rendition of "Say Something" and "Angel" to highlight the Operation Underground Railroad organization's efforts to end child slavery.
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Four YouTubers from Utah recently came together to create music for a cause.

In their latest music video, the three members of GENTRI teamed up with Madilyn Paige to support the Operation Underground Railroad organization.

Operation Underground Railroad focuses on anti-child trafficking efforts to end child sex slavery. After attending a pre-screening of “The Abolitionists,” a documentary about Operation Underground Railroad’s efforts, the members of GENTRI were motivated to contribute to the cause.

“We were not only extremely moved by the film, but were deeply motivated to do something to help raise awareness of and garner support for this unbelievable group that was literally going into the darkest corners of the earth to rescue children,” according to the description below the video.

The “gentlemen trio” released a moving combination of two songs: Great Big World’s “Say Something” and Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.” Paige, whose voice “brought exactly what was needed to this song,” joined them in the effort.

“We chose the songs ‘Say Something’ and ‘Angel’ because more than just sounding hauntingly beautiful together, they really highlight the two extremes of this situation. First, the horrors and hopeless nature of these kids’ reality as they suffer in silence, secretly pleading for someone with a voice more powerful than their own to speak up and pull them from the living hell they are experiencing. Second, the introduction of hope in the form of people (angels) willing to selflessly put their own lives at risk in an effort to try and ‘pull [these kids] from the wreckage,’” according to the description below the video.

Watch the video on YouTube here.

UTubers is a feature that highlights YouTube videos created by people with ties to Utah.

Kelsey Schwab writes for the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com.