When I heard that Miley Cyrus was planning to do an MTV Unplugged show, I thought it a fabulous idea; she could show off her surprisingly amazing vocals without all that twerking, midget nonsense. Alas, minions, I was wrong. Leave it to MC to get the whole thing backwards and ditch the keyboards but keep the people in animal costumes. I can’t say I’m surprised, really. I mean, remember her promo poster? Shudder!
But I was shocked that, for some reason, she add a country music twist to the special. Wait, what?
Yes, the entire show had a Western spin, from the backing music to MC’s bizarre costumes to plaid, everywhere. She even put a twang to her tunes! I told you last week that she belted out Dolly Parton’s classic hit “Jolene” at a pre-Grammy’s bash and looked oh-so-comfortable reveling in her country roots, but do you think her Unplugged performances were equally awesome? Check out a few…
Kind of strange, don’t you think? I actually feel that the country twist could’ve worked beautifully on MC’s songs had she not done it in such a kitchy, hokey way with all that lame costuming and of course, of course, the twerking. Sigh.
But then there was hope, loves! Her stripped down version of “Adore You” was breathtaking (yes, I just said that) and I just wish Miley would concentrate more on showcasing her beautiful vocals than resorting to cheap tricks.
And tell me what you thought about the cameo by Miley’s idol, Madonna. I feel like Miley will end up just like Madge: desperate for attention and unable to accept that she’s growing older. But when I put it like that, maybe she already is Madonna 2.0…XOXO.