Watch Mandy Moore perform 'Only Hope' from A Walk To Remember

First, promise to not fall in love with her.
April 6, 2020 1:13 p.m. EST
April 9, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST
Mandy Moore knows that fans’ love for her 2002 movie A Walk To Remember is just as strong today as it was when the Nicholas Sparks adaptation was released almost two decades ago. For that reason, and because the song is still a jam, Moore performed “Only Hope” from the film’s soundtrack during her Instagram Live session on Sunday night. Throw on your favourite cardigan and use the absorbent sleeves to wipe your tears, because this is beautiful.Moore and her musician husband Taylor Goldsmith have been performing Sunday night concerts for fans during the coronavirus quarantine and this weekend the pair decided to take on the famous ballad from director Adam Shankman’s beloved teen love story. “I’ll get it down. I — that was weird,” says Moore at the end of her pitch-perfect performance, which received high praise from Goldsmith, who told his wife she nailed the challenging ballad. He’s such a Landon. Moore starred opposite actor Shane West in the 2002 film, playing religious teen Jamie Sullivan. After daring a classmate to jump from a water tower — a prank that landed the teen in the hospital — bad boy Landon (West) is given community service. His volunteering continually puts him in Jamie’s path, including with a starring role in the school musical, which is where Landon, and everyone watching A Walk To Remember, falls in love with Moore’s Jamie as she sings a cover of Switchfoot’s’ “Only Hope.”The film has remained a favourite among fans as well as its stars, who reunited in 2019. West gave a heartfelt speech about their time working together when Moore was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, revealing that the pair were similar to their on-screen characters. “I was busy wearing ill-advised clothes and having dubious hair choices and eyeliner in my garage punk band, or whatever that was, and you were killing it on the pop-star scene,” said West. “I was trying to get you to listen to the Clash and the Ramones. You were not interested but you were very sweet about it. You stuck to your Fleetwood Mac, always Fleetwood Mac.”The actor confirmed that the This Is Us star is just as kind as her on-screen character. “Mandy, you’re an absolute gem, your smile is ridiculous, seriously, it’s ridiculous, it lights up a room when you walk in, your energy is irresistible and your heart is second to none,” said West. “I always knew you were incredibly talented and I always knew you would go on to do big things, amazing things, and you have. Here you are about to be immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard. I couldn’t be more proud of you, I couldn’t be happier for you.” Where did we put our cardigan?
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