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Miley Cyrus' Super Bowl Pre-Show Was a Must-Watch Performance

Miley Cyrus at the Super Bowl

Miley Cyrus showed why she’s one of the most versatile and hard working musicians of her generation once again.

The talented singer, in the middle of her rock era,  left it all on stage for a special Super Bowl TikTok Tailgate Pre-Show concert for vaccinated front line workers. “This is my first show in about a year,” Cyrus said onstage, “and I couldn’t imagine a better way to do this than in Tampa, surrounded by healthcare heroes. We are so appreciative of you and all your diligence.”

She brought out some of her classic pop hits like “We Can’t Stop,” and “Party in the USA,” plus plenty of her songs from her latest album Plastic Hearts and her current era of music. She sang “High,” “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” “Edge of Midnight,” and her ballad “Angels Like You,” which she dedicated to the frontline workers.

The set was also packed with Miley’s usual diverse taste in covers. She performed killer covers of “Heart of Glass” by Blondie, “Rebel Girl” by Bikini Kill, “Head Like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails, “Jolene” by her godmother Dolly Parton, and a version of Toni Basil’s “Mickey” where she sang her own name.

But the real highlights of the all-around amazing performance came when she brought her friends on stage with her. While wearing a black and pink leather cheerleader outfit, she brought up Billy Idol for a duet of her “Night Crawling” from her latest album and his classic “White Wedding.”

She also rocked out with Joan Jett, starting out with Miley’s song “Bad Karma,” before moving into two classic Jett tracks. The two legends of women’s rock hyped up the crowd with a medley of “Bad Reputation” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” where both singers got to show off their raspy and powerful voices.

Showing just how much emotion she puts into every performance, Miley nearly broke down during her performance of “Wrecking Ball.” “It never gets easier,” she said into the mic while trying to choke back tears in the middle of the song, which is rumored to be about her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.

Miley closed the show off with her classic ballad “The Climb,” from back in her Hannah Montana days, proving that she’s always been that bitch.

If Miley wasn’t official rock royalty before, she definitely is after this performance.

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