Selena Gomez gave an uplifting speech to the Class of 2020 during the #Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020 livestream, giving the graduates hope after their graduation ceremonies, proms and other significant events were cancelled.
“When people ask me what I would tell my younger self, I always said, ‘Go ahead and do it.’ You all have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and I know it’s not exactly how you imagined your graduation to look like,” Selena shared. “I want to say it’s okay not to know what to do with the rest of your life,” she added. “It’s a journey to find your direction or your passions, so don’t get frustrated by the mistakes and setbacks as they happen to all of us.”
Miley Cyrus sang her song “The Climb.” “Hello to all the graduates out there. I’m truly honored to celebrate each and every one of you high school and college seniors and all that you’ve accomplished,” Miley said before the performance. “As I was thinking about you, the class of 2020 and how you inspire me, I knew I wanted to share this song with you. It feels full of a new meaning. Keep the faith, keep on moving, keep climbing, here’s ‘The Climb.'” Miley performed the song back in 2018 at the March For Our Lives event, held in solidarity for victims of school shootings.
b also had a message for the Class of 2020. In addition to telling graduates to keep their careers in mind as they embark on the future, she also encouraged them to seize the moment of their graduation, despite the pandemic. “Don’t let no coronavirus or no nothing take this special moment from you!” she said.