Miley Cyrus Performs “The Climb” in Honor of Las Vegas Shooting Victims
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon kicked off Miley Cyrus week last night, with the “Younger Now” crooner appearing on the late-night talk show for five days straight. The 24-year-old performed twice to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, which, as of this morning, left at least 59 people dead and 527 injured. It is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
MiCy opened the show with a cover of Dido’s “No Freedom” with Adam Sandler, who was also a guest. Jimmy Fallon introduced the performance by saying, “This morning we woke up the news of another senseless shooting, this time in Las Vegas. In the face of tragedies and acts of terror, we need to remember that good still exists in this world. We’re here to entertain you tonight and that’s what we’re gonna do.”
She went on to do an interview and play a game with the comedian, and then returned to the stage to perform her hit song “The Climb,” which she hasn’t performed in front of a crowd on years.
“In honor of the lives lost, injured and affected by the tragic shooting in Vegas, @fallontonight & I dedicated this show to not only mourning this horrific event but using this platform to encourage unity, peace & hopefulness,” Miley wrote on Twitter. “So we started this week off with a song. I haven’t performed in years … #TheClimb. These words mean more now to me than ever … ‘Keep The Faith’ …..sending love to ALL!”
Miley’s performance hopefully brought a little light to the world in such a dark time. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the horrific attack in Vegas.
We are still mourning the loss of the nine teens and one child who died in the Manchester terrorist attack about four months ago:
Georgina Callander, 18
Georgina Bethany Callander, from Whittle-le-Woods in Lancashire, was the first victim to be named. Her friend confirmed that the teen passed away in the hospital the day after the attack, with the victim's mother at her side.
The 18-year-old was a student at Runshaw College in Leyland, where she was studying Health and Social Care. The school released the following statement soon after the news broke: "It is with enormous sadness that it appears that one of the people who lost their lives in Monday's Manchester attack was one of our students here at Runshaw College. Georgina Callander was a former Bishop Rawstorne pupil studying with us on the second year of her Health and Social Care course."
"Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Georgina's friends, family, and all of those affected by this loss," the statement continued. "We are offering all available support possible at this tragic time, including counseling with our dedicated student support team."
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