Miley Cyrus Performs “The Climb” To Honor Those Affected by Las Vegas Shooting

It’s been over 6 years since the singer has publicly performed this song, but this dedication is beyond moving.

With the release of her latest album, “Younger Now,” Miley Cyrus has been embracing every part of her past: her country music roots, her Disney Channel/Hannah Montana days, her “Bangerz”-era rebellion, and more. But as her longtime dedicated fan, the most exciting things to see her return to are the beloved singles of her early career.

In tribute to those affected by this week’s horrible shooting in Las Vegas, Miley closed her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with a heartbreaking performance of “The Climb.”

You may recall that Miley first released “The Climb” back in 2009, in association with Hannah Montana: The Movie. She hasn’t performed the song publicly in many years, aside from an impromptu mini-performance for fans on her Instagram Live stream a few days ago.

On Twitter, Miley shared that she thought the song was only fitting, as it promotes a message of hope in these dark times.

There couldn’t possibly have been a dry eye in the audience after this incredibly moving rendition of her beloved song.

If this video has also managed to ignite the Throwback Miley nostalgia in you, don’t worry. The singer has recreated several more of her biggest tracks.

Miley recently gave her very first single, “See You Again,” a 2017 country makeover, performing it for BBC1 Radio’s Live Lounge in honor of the song’s 10-year anniversary.

Last week, Miley even reunited with THAT “best friend Lesley.”

And a Miley appreciation fest can’t be without “Party in the U.S.A.,” a favorite she also recently gave a harmony remix.

The “Old Miley” as we once know her isn’t necessarily “back,” but she has gone through quite an amazing evolution.

Make sure to leave us your reactions to her tribute performance and re-imagined videos below.

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.