Yesterday (June 27), a number of musicians and actors including Coldplay, Shakira, Christine and the Queens, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, and more performed at Global Citizen’s ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ concert, which aims “to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics.” One of the performers was Miley Cyrus, who delivered a rendition of The Beatles’ classic ‘Help!’ in the middle of an empty Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles. Watch the full performance below.
The singer dedicated her cover to “those who are tirelessly working on testing, treatment, and vaccines so all of us can come together in places like empty stadiums again.”
Aside from her performance, the singer also discussed how the young generation is speaking up to demand change in this time of crisis. “My generation is hungry for change and is leading that charge in many ways,” she told Global Citizen. “I’ve just been a student, over the last few months and especially over the few weeks in my home country. I’ve been a student of these organizers and being able to learn and educate myself. That’s kind of what my time is filled with at this moment, even through Global Citizen, just educating myself. I think that’s the first step to making change.”
She added: “Young people are using their voices every day to demand that change, and especially now in this activism, even though change is taking time, we want it to lead to lasting change. Something that has been kind of in my mind was wanting to go back to normal, but this ‘new’ normal of we don’t want to go back to the way things were before. We want to go to a more improved, inspired way of life.”
Recently, Cyrus has performed her fair share of covers, including Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ for SNL, as well as Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ and Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Head Like a Hole’ at Glastonbury.