Miley Cyrus singing «The Climb» on Disney+? Talk about a full-circle moment. The pop star revisits the 2009 track in her new «Endless Summer Vacation (Backyard Sessions)» special, which hit Disney+ on March 10. Though the musical event focuses on Cyrus discussing and performing songs from her eighth studio album for the first time, she slips in a rendition of «The Climb» to celebrate its 14th anniversary, much to the chagrin of our unsuspecting tear ducts.
Clad in a yellow minidress, Cyrus belts out the emotional ballad on the roof of Frank Sinatra’s old house in Hollywood. Watching her croon the opening verse — «I can almost see it, that dream I’m dreaming / But there’s a voice inside my head saying, you’ll never reach it» — is especially poignant because she’s transcended those lyrics. Cyrus has reached that dream she was dreaming back then, evolving from child star to music icon, and most recently topping the Billboard charts for six weeks straight with her single «Flowers.»
The performance has gone viral on TikTok, with many users pointing out how it’s a nostalgic watch for fans who grew up with Cyrus and were adolescents when the song was ubiquitous in the late 2000s. Some creators have even spliced footage of Cyrus singing the hit in «Hannah Montana: The Movie» alongside her «Backyard Sessions» clip to showcase how much her singing voice has changed throughout her career.
In addition to «The Climb,» Cyrus also sings «River,» «Wonder Woman,» «Wildcard,» and more tracks from her new album for the «Backyard Sessions» event. Keep reading to watch the standout clips Cyrus has shared so far, and catch every full performance by viewing the special on Disney+.