American singer Miley Cyrus, on Monday, delivered an emotionally moving tribute at the memorial service of ‘The Voice’ contestant Janice Freeman.
Freeman, who was a part of Miley’s team in the Season 13 of the American television series, died from combined complications of lupus and a bronchial infection on March 2, reports an online portal.
As her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, helped her perform at the service, Cyrus said, “Before we sing this song for Janice, I just want to clear up a rumor. I was never her coach, ever, she was always mine. I learned more from her than anyone that I’ve ever gotten the honor to be in the room with, not just vocally, I should’ve gotten more lessons than I did, but she taught me everything that I know about love.”
“I had planned on singing a song for her, but just losing her is just too much for me. So my dad’s going to take care of this for me. But, I’ll always be your sister, and I’m here for you, and I’m here for your family, and Janice I’ll miss you more than I could ever say. So, my dad is going to do this for me,” Cyrus continued and invited her father to the stage.
She stood on the dais as her father began to perform the song and eventually joined him later and the two finished the performance together.
“Thank you for letting us be a part of your family and thank you Janice for letting me be your friend — it’s been an honor,” the singer said before leaving the stage.