On Saturday night (October 3), pop star Miley Cyrus hosted and performed on the season premiere of the comedy television show, SNL (Saturday Night Live).
Characteristic of Cyrus, the singer came on stage in an outrageous looking ensemble: her dress and head were covered in multi-colored flowers. It only took a few seconds for Miley to make a drug reference, as if we didn’t already know that the singer is a notorious pot-smoker.
After the tired cannabis reference, Miley sang an ode to the end of the summer of 2015 and those that made it special, but will more than likely never be talked about again after this year. As Cyrus belted out her version of “My Way,” the cast of SNL impersonated people such as Kim Davis, Josh Duggar, the dentist that killed Cecil the lion, the doughnut that Ariana Grande licked, and the Drake/Meek Mill feud.
Cyrus also participated in a number of skits, some funny and some a little awkward. In a skit called “The Millennials,” Miley, pastel hair and all, texted away at her phone while she told her boss she was leaving for the south of France to “find herself.” Cyrus also played a typical 1960’s white girl on a talk show that was hosted by Leslie Jones playing Ruby Nichols, the first black, female talk show host. The only skit that might actually have someone laughing out loud was a segment set in the 1950’s at a homecoming dance. The segment was a spoof of Grease and featured a nerd, a bad boy, and a jock. Each boy had their eyes set on a girl at the dance. Miley, as the new girl “from Montana,” had the jock smitten. Little did he know, the new girl acted a little more like Cyrus than her appearance might have suggested.
Doubling as the musical guest on the show, the flamboyant Miley performed a couple of songs from her new album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. In her first performance of the night, Cyrus sang her song, “Karen Don’t Be Sad.” Her outfit consisted mostly of really long, fake hair and the band members backing her up were all wearing different animal onesies. When she performed her second song of the night, Cyrus was only accompanied by an ostentatiously decorated piano, adorned with framed pictures of Cyrus’ deceased pets. Miley began to sing “The Twinkle Song,” in which she sung of some crazy dreams she’s had. Cyrus must have been very moved by this track because at one point she began to scream the song, and then rounded it out with some emotional tears when she began singing of having a “dream of being chased by monsters, or maybe it was aliens.”
After the show, Entertainment Weekly reports that Cyrus went out partying all night to celebrate. Cyrus reportedly left the SNL studio at 1:30 a.m. and arrived at Rosa Mexicano through the back door. As her van pulled up and the doors opened, Cyrus emerged in a cloud of smoke. Miley, who loves her shock value, stepped out in a sheer top that had only sunflowers to cover her chest.
Cyrus didn’t leave the restaurant until 4:30 a.m. when she left for a club in Chinatown. Miley finally ended the night at 6 a.m. back at her hotel.
Apparently, Cyrus’ celebrations were for good reason. The season premiere of SNL received some of the highest ratings that the show has seen in recent seasons. Though she can be extreme at times, obviously Miley Cyrus knows what she’s doing when it comes to attracting attention.
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