Holding a sign reading “Never Again” and decked out in an #MSDStrong sweatshirt, Miley Cyrus took the stage at the flagship Washington D.C. March For Our Lives rally to perform an emotional rendition of her one of her most enduring hits, “The Climb.”
The performer and activist is one of the scores of celebrities, politicians, activists, and citizens taking to the streets to protest the lack of regulatory gun laws in the United States. Cyrus, who marched alongside her mother and sisters, has been a vocal supporter of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student organizers, spending time with them in the days leading up to the rally. She also teased her performance of “The Climb,” posting photos of the more moving lyrics to Instagram.
Encouraging the crowd to sing the uplifting song with her, Cyrus remarked,“This song has never felt more special, I love to hear you all sing it along with me.”
Jennifer Hudson, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Common, and Andra Day also performed at the D.C. rally, as did Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who performed “Found/Tonight” — their single benefitting March For our Lives. Following her performance, Cyrus said an emotional thank you to the crowd, encouraging them to keep fighting for change.
Check out her full performance:
Cyrus previously performed a rendition of the song on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last October, in honor of the 58 victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
The event, which is looking at a total turnout of 500,000 people in Washington D.C. alone, is such a moving effort from a group of powerful student activists, whose world was turned upside down just six weeks ago and we’re so glad that so many celebrities are lending their voices to the cause.