Miley Cyrus appeared to do a great job on her appearance on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special, if the popularity of videos like this Miley Cyrus on SNL 40 are any indication. One easy way to discover the most popular videos from the SNL40 show that aired Sunday evening is to perform a search for “SNL” on YouTube and add filters to weed out only those videos uploaded today and sort by view count, which gives fans an indication of what people are searching for and also watching the most in recaps from the SNL40 performances and skits.
As such, the Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake SNL40 cold open video is one of the most popularly viewed SNL40 pieces on YouTube at the moment and received very good feedback on Twitter, as reported by the Inquisitr. Lots of Miley Cyrus fans were happy — and expressed their joy via social media — that Miley kept her clothes on during her surprise performance on SNL40.
Miley Cyrus and her SNL 40 performance was called “haunting” by MTV, as Cyrus skipped her usual “Wrecking Ball” fare to portray a deep and authentic cover rendition of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover,” a classic song that details exactly what the title suggests. Even the Saturday Night Live Twitter account had to give Miley plenty of kudos for pulling out her husky voice to create an amazing version of the song — something fans no doubt wished Kanye West could’ve done after pulling out an amazing performance of his own “Jesus Walks” song, but faltering on later “Only One” and “Wolves” performances due to bad auto-tuning and/or a raspy, hoarse voice.
Besides the official SNL Twitter account giving Miley praise, regular Twitter users heaped on the compliments for Cyrus’ singing as well, with some of them comparing Taylor Swift’s Californians impression to Miley’s voice.
“Miley did a cover of 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and it’s incredible!”
Perhaps it’s maturity and Miley’s Valentine’s Day with boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger that has made Cyrus grow into singing such a heartfelt song, with People reporting how the 21-year-old Patrick gushed about being the luckiest man in the world on that day of romance because of Miley. The couple also displayed gifts of love via their Instagram accounts.
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