Miley Cyrus breaks down in tears honoring ‘The Voice' star Janice Freeman at her memorial service

Miley Cyrus tearfully delivered an emotional tribute at The Voice contestant Janice Freeman’s memorial service on Monday.

Freeman, who was on Cyrus’ team in season 13 of The Voice, died from combined complications of lupus and a bronchial infection, on Mar. 2. She was 33.

Cyrus spoke at the service, which was streamed live on Facebook, before her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, helped her perform “Amazing Grace.”

“Before we sing this song for Janice, I just want to clear up a rumor. I was never her coach, ever, she was always mine,” Miley said. “I learned more from her than anyone that I’ve ever gotten the honor to be in the room with, not just vocally, I should’ve gotten more lessons than I did, but she taught me everything that I know about love.”

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 06: Janice Freeman arrives at 2018 Global Gift Gala at Eden Roc Hotel on December 6, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Janice Freeman arrives at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) on September 15, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for COTA)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Janice Freeman performs at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) on September 15, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for COTA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer / TV Personality Janice Freeman attends the 70th Emmy Awards nominees reception for Outstanding Casting Directors at Mr. C Beverly Hills on September 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Janice Freeman speaks at the Global Gift Foundation USA Women's Empowerment Luncheon at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar on May 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Yardbird Southern Table & Bar)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Recording artist Janice Freeman attends the Unstoppable Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: Janice Freeman -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: (l-r) Janice Freeman, Ashland Craft, Miley Cyrus, Brooke Simpson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: (l-r) Janice Freeman, Miley Cyrus, Ashland Craft, Brooke Simpson -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318B -- Pictured: (l-r) Ashland Craft, Janice Freeman, Brooke Simpson, Adam Cunningham -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 11' Episode 1318A -- Pictured: Janice Freeman -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 12' Episode 1317B -- Pictured: (l-r) Davon Fleming, Ashland Craft, Janice Freeman, Jon Mero, Adam Cunningham -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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“I had planned on singing a song for her, but just losing her is just too much for me,” she continued, before breaking down further in tears. “So my dad’s going to take care of this for me. But, I’ll always be your sister, and I’m here for you, and I’m here for your family, and Janice I’ll miss you more than I could ever say. So, my dad is going to do this for me.”

Cyrus, who wore a black suit, then solemnly stood on stage as her dad began the song. Clutching tissues, she eventually joined in the performance, finishing the song in good spirits.

“Thank you for letting us be a part of your family and thank you Janice for letting me be your friend -- it’s been an honor,” Cyrus said before leaving the stage.

Her dad then added: “Thank you sister Janice – I learned from you, too.”

Freeman’s loss has been hard on Miley, who expressed her grief in a lengthy Instagram post, two days after her death.

“I miss you so much it hurts,” wrote  Cyrus, who helped Freeman and her family with money when they were struggling financially. “Everywhere … but so did you. So often. So much pain and no one would ever notice because of the smile and joy you constantly radiated. I am trying my best today to celebrate your existence but I can’t help but just deeply mourn over your absence."

“All those texts I would receive, just of you telling me that you’re praying for ME,” Cyrus continued. “How you were so selfless I’ll never understand. The way you found the good in everything. You are now a rainbow. Something beautiful that comes after something so gloomy.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Singer Miley Cyrus arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, and Tish Cyrus attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Miley Cyrus attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
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