Miley Cyrus teamed up with funnyman Adam Sandler for an unlikely duet in honor of victims of the Las Vegas massacre on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Monday (02Oct17).
The talk show host made brief remarks about the shooting at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Festival, which left more than 50 people dead and more than 400 injured, before Miley and Adam opened the show with their performance.
“This morning we woke up to the news of another senseless shooting – this time in Las Vegas,” Jimmy said. “In the face of tragedies and acts of terror, we need to remember that good still exists in this world. We’re here to entertain you tonight and that’s what we’re going to do.”
He then introduced the We Can’t Stop singer, who sang a cover of Dido’s 2013 song No Freedom with scheduled guest Adam, who played the guitar and sang backing vocals.
She later took to Twitter to share an image of their duet, and wrote in the caption, “No Love without Freedom …No Freedom without LOVE. Thank you so much to Adam Sandler for joining me tonight in remembering all those lost and singing lyrics that I believe are so important at this time …. #LandOfTheFree #StopTheViolence #GivePeaceAChance @fallontonight.”
The singer, who kicked off her week-long residency on the show on Monday, had tweeted earlier, “In honor of the lives lost,injured and affected by the tragic shooting in Vegas, @fallontonight & I dedicated this show to not only mourning this horrific event but using this platform to encourage unity , peace & hopefulness! So we started this week off with a song.”
Miley, who also performed her track The Climb on the show, is expected to appear in sketches and perform each night during her residency, and told her followers she hoped she could make viewers “smile even thru so much pain (sic).”
Adam appeared on the chat show to talk about his new movie The Meyerowitz Stories with co-star Dustin Hoffman.