Miley Cyrus headlined the Super Bowl LV’s “TikTok Tailgate” and her performance proved she’s a true rockstar.
The singer performed at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay in front of thousands of frontline workers wearing a cheerleader uniform. These workers already received their coronavirus vaccination.
Cyrus performed her cover of “Mickey” by Toni Basil which she changed to “Miley” as well as her hit song “Prisoner”. She also did a cover of “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. In addition, she collaborated with other artists to deliver an unforgettable performance.
She was joined by Joan Jett who influenced her Plastic Hearts album and together they sang “Bad Reputation”, “Bad Karma”, and “I Hate Myself for Loving You”. Cyrus has been friends with Jett for a long time. In fact, she gave a speech in 2015 during her induction to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame That time she said, “I listened to her talk about her days with the Runaways. She talked about music…I was getting to have this moment with someone that, to me, is superwoman. What superwoman really should be.”
The pre-show also included Billy Idol who joined Cyrus in performing “Night Crawling”. They also did a duet for his song “White Wedding”.
Cyrus performed other covers such as “Head Like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails and “Rebel Girl” by Bikini Kill. She also did “Jolene” by Dolly Parton which she released a version of in 2012 via YouTube
The former Hannah Montana star also sang some of her new songs like “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”, “Edge of Midnight”, and “Angels Like You”. She then spiced it up with some of her past hits “We Can’t Stop” and “Party in the U.S.A.”.
However, she got very emotional when she sang her 2012 hit “Wrecking Ball”, which many believed was about Liam Hemsworth, her ex-husband. Cyrus choke back tears and restarted the number, telling fans later on, “I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armor, but I also wear my heart on my sleeve, and it gets broken a lot.”
She ended her performance with “The Climb” from Hannah Montana: The Movie.
The artist made it through the other side, though. Following “Wrecking Ball,” she went into her ballad from Hannah Montana: The Movie, “The Climb,” making it the final song of the night.