Miley Cyrus performs her inspiring song, ‘The Climb’, for the ‘Graduates of 2020’ impacted by COVID-19.
These are bittersweet times for the ‘Class of 2020’. As they’re approaching graduation, that once in a lifetime event no longer seems how they’ve imagined it.
There are no processions, no guests, no diploma handoffs, no after parties. Graduation 2020 is taking place at a time of considerable uncertainty.
In the midst of all this COVID-19 madness, graduation seems like an uphill battle with no plans for the future. Some even say, “this is the worst time to end your student life.”
And yet, to provide emotional support to graduates whose commencement ceremonies were cancelled because of the coronavirus, Instagram and Facebook joined forces to help with their own version of graduation, called #Graduation2020.
Organised by both digital platforms, #Graduation2020 comprised a series of virtual addresses and performances by an exquisite lineup of media stars and celebrities.
The digital event began with Instagram and Facebook naming every school in 50 states, students, and educators who couldn’t celebrate their graduations because of the pandemic, as planned.
The hosts of the live broadcast were ‘The Office’ favourites Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak.
The A-list of celebrities participating in the Graduation2020 event included Oprah Winfrey, Selena Gomez, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, Cardi B, Malala, Gloria Estefan, Hugh Jackman, and many more.
From all performers, we’ve found Miley Cyrus ‘The Climb’ performance the most moving.
Miley sang her 2009 single ‘The Climb,’ which according to her ‘is very relevant right now and it has a lot of new meanings’.
Miley dedicated her performance to the class of 2020, and this is a part of her speech:
“I want to celebrate each of every one of you, high school and college seniors and all that you have accomplished. As I was thinking about you, the class of 2020 and how you inspired me, I knew I wanted to share this song with you. It feels full of new meaning; ‘keep the faith, keep on moving, keep climbing.”
You can watch the full song here, on youtube.
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