In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Bono's ONE charity and its subsidiarity (RED), U2, Miley Cyrus, Jessie J and the Orchestra of St. Luke's came together for a rendition of Bono's top ten hit "One," but Cyrus missed her cue, eventually having to ask Bono for help with the lyrics to save the concert.
The concert took place Tuesday night (December 1) at Carnegie Hall in New York as U2 takes a slight break from its stadium selling Songs of Innocence Tour that has been running through Europe these past few months.
It's a little embarrassing considering the song is named after the charity she was there to celebrate; one would think Cyrus could take a few moments to learn the lyrics. In the video she doesn't just flub one line, she totally blanks for several moments of silence before Bono picks up the slack.
The "Wrecking Ball" star sounds really good when she first comes in, for what looked like a performance that would have really shown off her low tones. Sadly, it's pretty much ruined early on. If only Bono would have sung one of the pop star's latest nonsense songs from the Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz album
Unfortunately, we just have a poor quality smartphone recording of the performance to go off of, and it's a vertical shot at that (turn your phones over people). Cyrus comes in at the 1:10 mark and falls apart about a minute later. Watch below.
ONE is an international campaign and advocacy group dedicated to ending extreme poverty and preventable diseases in the world and particularly in Africa. The organization does this through work with political leaders to combat AIDS, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition and demand greater transparency from government. The goal of ONE is not to raise money for outside programs but to work with the existing governments to promote sustainable funding for long-term projects.