Miley Cyrus hosted SNL with lots of tongue & no twerk: how did she do?

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Miley Cyrus hosted this weekend’s episode of SNL. The leadup to this episode included claims that Miley was preparing to “shock and awe. She was supposedly going to go after Sinead O’Connor and make fun of her breakup with Liam Hemsworth. Larry Rudolph is undoubtedly the one who put it out there how Lorne Michaels had to rein in many of Miley’s suggestions for raunchy skits.

In the end, Miley’s episode was obnoxious but pretty tame and not funny at all. It was essentially a typical SNL evening. The official tongue count was 16.5 appearances. No twerking happened (“Now that white people are doing it, it seems kind of lame). The musical performances were okay, and the skits fell flat. Of course Miley tweeted some after party and backstage pics.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Here’s the backstage cold open where old Miley warns new Miley that her VMA act is too much. Jailhouse Robin Thicke is kind of funny. Two Mileys at once were not.

Miley’s self-indulgent monologue was decent. She mentions the VMA controversy and announces how Hannah Montanna “was murdered.”

The “We Did Stop” parody was actually kind of funny. Miley pretended to be a lusty Michele Bachmann, and the wig looks really cute on Miley.

The skits where Miley played a little hip hop girl and a prospective Anastasia Steele were terrible. In fact, all of the skits that Miley did were awful. I’d blame the writers, but Miley was bragging about all of her input, so it’s definitely her fault. I’m sure Miley was up for this “adult film” skit because it pokes fun at what people think she’ll do next.

The acoustic rendition of “We Can’t Stop” wasn’t bad. I’m glad she didn’t bring out the rainbows and twerking little people.

Miley also performed “Wrecking Ball.” I guarantee you won’t be watching the whole clip because she’s not naked.

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of NBC & Miley Cyrus on Twitter

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  1. Liv says:

    She can wreck herself all she wants but she better not dare bring back the 90s!

    • *Laowai* says:

      She couldn’t, even if she tried (which I could see her doing). Poor little girl, thinks she’s a huge bigshot…but she hardly has that kind of influence over anything. She’s just the latest freakshow doesntwannabeadisneygirlanymore that the industry peddles out every few years. Within 2-3 years…it will be like she never was.

      And I won’t miss her damn tongue.

    • lw says:

      Sorry to break it to ya, but the 90s are fully back for kids in the 18-25 age range. They love it all, the music, the clothes, etc… That explains the black/white trend, the resurgence of Doc Martens and plaid flannels, babydoll dresses etc…

      • bettyrose says:

        Serious question: when did the 90s leave?

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        The 90s never left; Pearl Jam is coming out with a new cd, and my son and all his twentysomething friends are seeing them this weekend; Long time SNL fan, through good and bad, but refused to watch this ep. the amount of attention Chipmunk is receiving is out of all proportion to her meager talent; Brittney Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Joy of Jessie and Joy and Esperanza Spalding are so much better, but they don’t have the media kissing the arses.

      • magpie says:

        @bettyrose: I think they left during the bling bling early 00 Paris Hilton years. But yeah, they are back in a big way. Both in the grunge and hip hop look.

  2. Christin says:

    I watched most of the show and wasn’t bowled over by any of the skits. She kept looking toward what I assume were cue cards as she read her lines. I realize hosts probably don’t have every line memorized, but she made it obvious.

    • MonkSolo says:

      The ratings were the same as the Tina Fey show so.. nothing special, considering she got naked for Terry a few days before.

      • Ray says:

        I didn’t laugh at the Miley skits at all. I enjoyed the 50 shades skit, especially ‘Seth rogen’ and ‘Emma stone’

    • Mrs. Peacock says:

      Vanessa Bayer, regular cast member and “professional,” NEVER has her lines memorized…and she shouts every effing one (except for the commercials she does with Cecily, which are gold).

  3. paola says:

    Talking about Twerking… are we going to ignore Rihanna’s latest video? She was so demure and undertone lately and then she comes out with that!!! It’s like watching a video on youporn and yes her body is amazing but that video is beyond vulgar. i’m no prude but if Miley is the queen of dirty and tacky Rihanna is the Uber Queen of the universe of dirty and tacky and classless.

    • janie says:

      I tried to watch… fell asleep. She just loves acting out. I’m surprised SNL had her on? There was nothing funny re: the government shutdown. It was obscene.

    • mzbda says:

      It’s a song about strippers and strip clubs. What else did you possibly expect? I’m assuming you’ve never heard the song. If you had, your comment/reaction wouldn’t exist.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Her video isn’t shocking since now the tables are reversed due to Miley being so hard and so whatever else. Plus Rihanna’s floor moves aren’t shocking if you know how to have sex. RiRi’s video was her proving to Miley that having some stuff back there is important versus being cruvy like a door.

    • littlestar says:

      I had to go watch Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” video to see what everyone is talking about. The humping of the chair was bad enough, but the song is infinitely worse. What a sh*tty song! I’m thinking they did a “shocking” video to cover up the fact that the song is absolutely wretched.

    • MonkSolo says:

      I’ll tell you what’s really weird about that video. The song is old, released last January. It’s played out, so there’s no need for a video at all to promote. It’s almost like Rihanna just felt the need to one-up Miley, which is what is so weird.

  4. jess says:

    I liked the song parody. Miley really needs to let her hair grow longer and darker. I liked the 50 shades of grey sketch. She was terriable in it but everyone else was funny.

  5. Patricia says:

    I was hoping you would cover this and you came through for me as usual!
    But I have to say I had the opposite opinion. Besides the cheerleader skit (SO stupid) I loved the show. My husband and I laughed a LOT, the We Can’t Stop parody was smart and funny, the news anchor skit was funny, and I thought her performances showcased her talent and you saw some of her sweet personality that is just part of her nature, no matter how hard she tries to act badass.
    Am I alone in thinking she redeemed herself a little on Saturday night?

    Last thought: Weekend Update was hilaaaaaarious, although Miley gets No credit for that part!

    • nnire says:

      i also thought the show was entertaining, and trust me, i was very prepared to NOT like Miley. it should also be noted that she is getting several good reviews for her hosting duties. “We Did Stop” was the funniest thing i’ve seen on that show in a long time.

    • hunter says:

      Agreed & her singing was really nice. Also read how, at the after party, she went around to the cast, crew & band and thanked everyone/said good job. Very gracious & professional.

      Can anyone imagine Lindsay Lohan doing that?!? BWAA HA HA AHHHAAA

      *aackckckc* I just choked.

    • Meaghan says:

      The more people hate her, the more I don’t mind her. She’s skin the same thing all the other child stars do when they grow up, except she is trying to be unique in it and the bar keeps feuding pushed higher and higher. Remember Britney and the Rolling Stones cover! Scandalous! Christinas dirty? The Madonna Christina and Britney kiss? I don’t see how she is any more of a train wreck then the others, except that sex it becoming more and more normal in today’s soviety so the risqué is pushed farther. Her songs are catchy, she can make fun of herself, and she has Larry Rudolph pushing her to stardom. I never thigt I’d say this but I’m kinda starting to like her!

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. She showed her talent, and she showed she could sing. I loved the We Can’t Stop parody. John Boehner twerking was hysterical.

    • Becky1 says:

      I thought Miley did a decent job overall. However, the only thing I thought was really laugh out loud funny was the “We Did Stop” parody video.

    • Greenieweenie says:

      I thought her live performances were unquestionably strong. Her album is solid. Might not be your taste but if you give it an unbiased review, she CAN sing and she sounds fresh.

      So many artists bomb singing live…Britney/JLo types never could, Lana DR sounded horrible, Taylor Swift doesn’t sound great. But Miley delivered strong performances: she hit her notes, she wasn’t pitchy, and she committed. You might not like the sound of her voice or her style, etc., but you just can’t honestly say that Miley can’t perform.

  6. Jano1981 says:

    My daughter and I used to love little Miley. I don’t know why, just did. Here’s what’s funny, she’s doing all this to sell more albums but her actions are the exact and only reason my daughter and I aren’t buying this album. She’s now gross and we are embarrassed for and of her. My 10 1/2 year old said, “I love wrecking ball but I don’t want to like it cause Miley’s gross now.”

    • Kim1 says:

      Well I’m the opposite I never listened to her or watched her show .All this attention put her on the radar .I listened to her album and I like a few songs.I think SNL was good,I’d give it a B-

      • Jano1981 says:

        Yeah. I like a few songs too. But who would want to listen to that thing she turned herself into?? Not myself, or anyone I know anymore, of any age. The outfits are dumb, the tongue is dumb, and this whole I’m hardcore thing is pathetic. She is the definition of a wanna be. But at least she has a huge fan, herself. :)

    • RobN says:

      Well then she’s been pretty successful because trying not to be a tween queen has been the point of her entire act lately. The fact that your daughter doesn’t like her is exactly what she wants. She’s thinking 20 year old fans now, not 10.

      • Jano1981 says:

        Haha. I’m 32. My sister is 20 and I have lots of cousins in high school. I know no one of ANY AGE that likes her. :) not just my daughter. So no. It’s not working.

      • Gabriella says:

        Does anyone know anyone who actually digs and buys Miley’s music? I’m a 20 year old and I can’t think of anyone in my circle of friends who might. On facebook, the reactions to wrecking ball showed either mockery, slutshaming (which I don’t agree with) and/or disgust. There is only one girl I know who seemed to have loved the video, but she cited Uncle Terry as one of the reasons why she loved it *vomits* so yeah, girl’s basically oblivious to pop culture common sense. But other than her, I wonder if there are airheads willing to pay for Miley’s music enough out there to actually make her a successful popstar on the long run.

      • Maggi says:

        I agree w RobN. There is waaaaay too much judgement and pearl clutching happening here. While I found her vma performance cringe inducing, I think she is very in control of her image and her songs are catchy. I am far more offended by the Kardashian fake sexy stuff than by what she’s doing.

    • jwoolman says:

      Tell your daughter to just listen to the music and ignore the strange videos… Miley really can sing, gross though she is at the moment, but she’s going through a very strange period right now. It’s painful to watch her (that tongue thing…), but the sound is still good. Poor Miley seems to think prancing around in underwear (or nothing) proves she’s a grownup. Once she’s comfortable being a real grownup, she’ll put her clothes on and keep her tongue inside her mouth. Will probably take a few years, but in the meantime it can lead to some interesting mother-daughter discussions about what being an adult really means and how you don’t need to try so hard to prove you are one.

      • Jano1981 says:

        Jwoolman – my daughter is very smart. We don’t need Miley’s decent pop music to know what’s right and wrong to wear say and do. At ten and a half that’s been easy, I hope she’s stays so gifted in the area of common sense. She’s no nerd. She is a leader at school among her friends. It was not my distaste for Miley at this phase in her career that formed my daughters opinion here. However, you don’t need to be a genius to see what’s wrong there. She’s throwing it in your face, then sticking her white tongue in your face too. Believe it or not, I think my daughter is as grossed out as I am. We are not religious so that’s not shaping her opinion either. If I told her to listen to it (guiltily, we have sang along loudly in the car to wrecking ball when it came on the radio a couple weeks back) she would say no. I’m baffled as to who this appeals to. For us she’s ruined these songs for now. Perhaps we can revisit the songs on a greatest hits album if she ever straightens up into something worth supporting. This is pathetic.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I read an article, and they pointed out that 85% of Miley’s income in 2012 came from Hannah Montana. She might enjoy what she is doing now, but by “killing” HM, she is actively turning off parents/kids who might otherwise still buy her products.

  7. Jessica says:

    I feel like SNL is never really funny anymore, so I didn’t watch the show. However, I did watch the clips of her musical performances, and I thought they were really good! I forgot that she could actually sing.

  8. Merritt says:

    She doesn’t have any talent so it is no surprise that her skits bombed.

  9. MonicaQ says:

    I think I watched a MAC college football game instead of this because I knew it’d be covered here. Short, sweet, and not painful.

  10. Side-Eye says:

    Miley has never been funny-not on her stupid show and not now. I don’t even see how people can listen to her talk with that GRATING voice.

    • QQ says:

      that is why I couldn’t watch, cause of her nasal ass wanna be hood affectation voice. Also add me to the club of “Never funny”, in fact all those kids in Nick and Disney claptrap always come off to me as gross overacting, precocious, hammy and not in a good way spastic AND LOUD, like I never understand when people always throw Em a “but they have great comedic timing” bone cause like NO! You take Saoirse Ronan a Kiernan Shipka a Dakota Fanning: Those are actual good Actors shit, those Modern Family kids!

      • Side-Eye says:

        EXACTLY. All of this. Disney pretty much sucks ass in everything besides the cartoon movies, and those have been lackluster for me these days.

      • bijlee says:

        uh no animation wise they are doing pretty good. they have some of the funniest animated shows on tv. they seriously need to go back to that exclusively.

  11. Katia says:

    I have to give credit when credit is due and I thought Miley did a really good job hosting. I’m glad she didn’t bring up the feud with Sinead and I’m glad that during the musical performances she kept the focus on her singing. Good ideas, I think.

    She seemed much more aware than I had thought she was. When she makes some of her bizarre comments (like the one about babies being sexy…I still have no idea what she was talking about), coupled with the drugs she’s doing, it’s kind of concerning. She seemed like she was headed toward “train wreck in the making” category. But after SNL she seems smarter than I thought she was.

    • hunter says:

      I like her more than ever – she knows exactly what she’s doing.

      The focus on vocals was brilliant, she did a really nice job with Can’t Stop, I didn’t listen to Wrecking Ball.

  12. Nicolette says:

    Liam must be thrilled that he’s away from this mess.

  13. Shannon1972 says:

    Noooooooo…I thought this would be the one place where I could avoid this story!! Please, for the love of all that’s sacred in this world, please stop covering this person.
    (I know you have to, but I thought I would make my plea anyway.)
    :)

    • annabelle says:

      I chose to read this story, because I always like the Celebitchy take on Miley. BUT, I’ve also decided not to click on any thing else, no links, no youtube, no buzzfeed poking fun at her, no nothing.

      If we want her to go away, we have to stop reading about her online, even from a watching the train wreck perspective.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Totally agree. The train wreck-watching perspective is the most troubling part for me. I don’t want to see that kind of harm come to anyone, even if they seem to be actively courting it. However, I can’t help but feel she is being egged on somehow. Now that she has the world’s attention, where does it all stop?
        So I stopped clicking on her a while ago except to make this comment, and I guess she got me there. Since the show wasn’t covered here yesterday, I thought perhaps they weren’t going to at all. I’m raising the white flag – I’ve had enough.

  14. magpie says:

    I LOVED the acoustic version of “we can’t stop”, the arrangement of the guitars, her voice… it was great! Seriously, girl can sing when she wants to.

    I know a lot of people just don’t want to like her now, but I thought she did a really good job in general.

  15. katie says:

    I thought she was one of the better hosts in a long time. She did really well and the music part was good and showed she really can sing. I prefer her more toned down like this. She can still be ‘edgy’ and show skin but not a straight up mess.btw, I love her album!

  16. Tammy White says:

    I thought she did a good job & I laughed at the skits. She’s more talented that people give her credit for. I’m really taken back by the bullying of Miley on here. Seriously, she’s 20 & she’s going to make mistakes. She is also going to act immature & try to get attention. I’m tired of hearing the pretentious crap from some readers saying how they never acted immature at this age when the response is basically bullying. Don’t watch her or listen to her if you don’t like her. Don’t read articles about her, either.

    • magpie says:

      +1. The hate has been so over the top. I think it’s funny that when it’s a post about Miley being a hot mess it gets 300+ comments and when she’s good like she was on snl no one wants to comment to admit it.

      • Marty says:

        Did you ever think that maybe the reason people aren’t commenting is because they didn’t watch it? Like me, someone who hasn’t watched a full SNL episode in years.

        And that post got 300 comments because she was making fun of people with mental illness. She doesn’t get ragged on for no reason, most of the time it’s because of the ignorant crap that spews from her mouth all the time.

      • Tammy says:

        Miley was over the top in her making fun of Sinead and mental illness…again she is 20 & perceived the open letter to be an attack. It does not excuse her, though. I am referring to her being attacked for her VMA show, the twerking, the interviews and her performances. The girl can sing, so let’s get that out there. The point of her videos and the performance at the VMAs was to get attention, period. It worked.

    • Nina W says:

      If you want to be famous you have to take the good with the bad. Miley wanted attention and got it, you may call it bullying but to me it’s the natural outcome of her behavior. I don’t feel bad for her, she seems happy with the attention getting, it seems to be exactly what she wants.

    • Amory says:

      I’m more annoyed at those who are defending her regardless of how vulgar or classless.

      She’s either a mature artist who is taking charge of her sexuality, or she’s just a kid trying to find herself. I think it is far more likely that she just wants lots of attention, any way she can get it.

      I frankly think the right thing to do is shine a spotlight on the aggressive vulgarity of so many young female singers, and ask some serious questions.

      And unfortunately for Miley, it’s not just her performances — it’s her interviews. She claims to be “all grown up,” but comes across as terribly immature and uneducated. And bashing the mentally ill — that’s just dangerous and sick.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        Amen.

      • Leila in Wunderland says:

        It’s a battle here between the people who are anti-overt sexuality v.s the people who are pro-nudity and anti-slut-shaming. The Anti-overt sexuality people want Miley, Rihanna, and all the others to stop going naked, stop dancing suggestively, and start dressing more modestly, because they see it as vulgar and are worried that the naked pics, clothing choices, and dance moves of female celebrities will make young girls think that their sexiness is their worth.

        The pro-nudity, anti-slut-shaming people are saying that a person has the right to make their own decisions about clothing and dance moves, that there’s nothing wrong with nudity, that society needs to overcome its socialized need to police, scarlet-letter and vilify women for their clothing and dance (and other sexual choices), and that slut-shaming is far more harmful than pop stars twerking and posing in their underwear.

        Even though I’m in group 2, I felt the same way about Miley’s response to Sinead O’Connor. And I do have a problem with the fact that she seems to be promoting molly.

  17. Angie says:

    The skits were lame but she sounded great

  18. Aenna says:

    I tried to watch it, as soon as she started talking… I was like oh hell naw. I’ll take a Castle rerun any day.

  19. SuSu says:

    she was good, not wow but good.

    I think one of the problems of the most people here is that we are too grown-up to understand her… we were all young, but no one will remember how stupid one is in this age.
    And for a disney-victim Miley could do way worse. She´s an entertainer and will change her looks/ behaviour in a year or so and try something new (who knows if it will be better or worse than now). It´s showbiz and she plays her role to stay in the news. Miley is the winner. People can bash her all they want. In the end she wins because of all the PR.

  20. Tish says:

    I’m actually thankful that I can’t watch these videos in my region. Haha!

    • jwoolman says:

      Yes, count your blessings. I searched YouTube and both the SNL performances and her official videos were there. The SNL versions were fine, but I advise just listening to the official videos (not watching… Too sad!).

  21. RobN says:

    SNL has been hit or miss since the day it started. Miley wasn’t bad, better than I thought she’d be, and I was a little surprised that she can actually sing a little when she tries. The speaking voice, however, is just a little painful.

  22. lucy2 says:

    I purposefully skipped it, but I did watch the 50 shades skit online, that was pretty funny, though she was the worst part of it.

  23. Samtha says:

    I thought it was terrible, but I also thought it wasn’t her fault. The current SNL writers aren’t great, and even the funniest person can’t elevate it. Tina Fey managed to do it in about two skits, but even her show was pretty bad.

    • Samtha says:

      Just rewatched her performances and Wrecking Ball was the best she’s sounded live, possibly ever. We Can’t Stop, though…her voice was so nasally that I couldn’t make it through the whole performance.

  24. Gabriella says:

    Goodness, this bity woman has a hell of a voice. And she’s an intriguing performer.

    • jwoolman says:

      Yes, and she became rather remarkable in voice and stage presence by the second season of Hannah Montana. I remember the tv was on and I was elsewhere and heard what turned out to be the intro to that show. Powerful and energetic voice- who was it? I went over to the tv to check- and it was little Miley. She must have been about 14 or 15. So she does have talent. Just needs to calm down a bit on other aspects that are actually interfering with her performance now. She showed promise as an actor also, so I’m not surprised that she did well in the skits.

  25. d says:

    Well, good for her if she performed well (I didn’t watch SNL, haven’t for decades). I still think she’s at risk of being taken advantage of, now more than ever because she’s so on fire, but oh well. I guess time will tell.

  26. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    She looks high as a kite, like always.

    • magpie says:

      No way she could have sang that well if she was.

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      babythestarsshinebrite: Agree with you. Definitely looked high to me as well..

      (I see the Miley Loons are out in full force on this thread lol)

      • magpie says:

        Sorry, that’s uncalled for. I don’t call the anti-Miley stans “loons”. I try not calling anyone names here. Everyone has the right to an opinion.

  27. phlyfiremama says:

    I ONLY watched a few skits because she was in them, SNL has taken a serious downturn in the last few years. I have rarely felt this conflicted about a perormer, generally antics like the ones she has pulled are a DEFINITE kick ‘em to the curb with no question, but strangey enough,I am more and more Team Miley. It is interesting that she is only 20 and already seems so self-possessed, even if sometimes she seems just possessed.I wish to high heaven that she would keep her tongue in her mouth, that thing appearing too much is really killing my Miley buzz. As an Acupuncturist, that tongue tells me that inside her body she has some really unhealthy things happening that she needs to get a grip on FAST.

  28. jaye says:

    I think that all of her antics really distract from the fact that she’s got a really good voice. I may be alone in this, but I love “Wrecking Ball”. She really needs to stop perpetually making a fool of herself and let her music just be.

    • Samtha says:

      That’s the saddest part for me. Wrecking Ball is a legitimately good pop song. It probably would have done well on its own, without the ridiculous image.

  29. diva says:

    She is basically copying Rihanna whole image now, except Rihanna does it WAY better. I don’t even like Ri but it’s obvious Miley’s team is trying to follow the same path.

    • NeNe says:

      Yep. Another good girl gone bad! Only as far as I’m concerned, Miley just looks too desperate for attention to me. And what is even scarier is that her father doesn’t seem bothered by this behavior. He seems to encourage it! Sick, very sick!

  30. Fred says:

    I have no problem with Miley, and I understand branding, etc., but I think she looks pretty stupid with the tongue, and, no, it is not sexy or interesting, just stupid. That keeps me from watching her.

  31. TrickyDickTracy says:

    She actually twerks a bit in the “hip hop kid” skit. She can’t help but try to prove she is sexy at any given moment. She’s like the mediocre looking theater nerd in high school that suddenly becomes a wannabe “sexpot”

  32. Leila in Wunderland says:

    This Snl episode was boring to me, even though I really liked the We Did Stop parody (partially because I HATE HATE HATE Michelle Bachmann) and the 50 shades skit was funny. I liked her Wrecking Ball performance.

    I listened to the Bangerz album the other day. It’s better than can’t be tamed, but this album is still not as good as I had hoped it would be. The whole album is basically about Liam, partying, and hitting out at concern-trolling haters. I only liked 5 out of the 13 songs on the album, but most of the ones that I liked were really good. The best songs are actually the ones about Liam.

  33. Kelly says:

    I thought it was average. The Michelle Bachman bit was funny but otherwise nothing stood out to me. Singing was ok.

  34. Claudia says:

    I watch SNL regularly (yes, I sit through even the worst of the worst episodes… e.g. Charles Barkley). I didn’t want to watch the episode with her in it, but I watched it on some streaming site after it aired. I’m not the kind of person that goes around saying: “SNL sucks, it hasn’t been funny in years/since X left! Blah blah blah!” and my take is… she sucked in most of the skits, except the news anchor one. The only funny skits were the 50 Shades one (my favorites were Taran Killam as Christoph Waltz, the Steve Harvey one, Tracy Morgan/Tilda Swinton, and Emma Stone/Seth Rogen) and We Did Stop (but only because of Taran’s impression of Boehner– just pure awesome).

  35. Jayna says:

    I can’t help it. I love this song off her new album. My guilty pleasure.

    FU.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKHIf6Bdn8

  36. LahdidahBaby says:

    Wow, I can’t believe I watched the same show all the bashers saw! I thought Miley was great in both musical performances (I love her raw, edgy voice), and except for the lame “two Mileys” sketch, I thought she acquitted herself superbly throughout the show. Yeah, it was noticeable whenever she flickered her gaze toward the cue cards, but she was professional, funny, unselfconscious, and a truly good sport about it all, making fun of herself as much as anything. I give Miley a big two thumbs up.

    • magpie says:

      Yeah, I thought she did a really good job too. Her schedule is insane right now so I forgive her for looking at the cue cards. I don’t think people realize how hard this girl actually works. You can tell she really rehearsed the accoustic “we can’t stop” and she frickin’ nailed it.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree.

  37. Leslilly says:

    I record SNL on my DVR religiously. That said, Miley is so annoying that I went in to my settings and clicked “don’t record” for this week.

  38. Jane says:

    God, she totally needs to go away for awhile. She has not morals, boundaries, ethics, manners or class. She is nothing but a walking (wait…make that twerking) train wreck.

    • Leila in Wunderland says:

      Class? I agree. Morals, ethics, boundaries? That’s all relative and remains to be seen. Morality is not a dress code. Some things are matters of personal choice.

  39. floridaseaturtle says:

    Just, nasty. In a big ole’ open-mouthed cootie-coochie way.

  40. jesb says:

    Haters gonna hate. we thought it was a better SNL than had been on in a while. Way to go smiley Miley

  41. BitchyOne says:

    “Now that white people are doing it, it seems kind of lame”

    Is this a legit Miley quote? SHE is the white person doing it and she’s obviously the white person who made it lame.

    I just think its hilarious if she’s the person who said this because, come on Miley do you really think you’re cool?

  42. Jennifer12 says:

    To quote the awesome Annie Lennox:
    “I have to say that I’m disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos. You know the ones I’m talking about. It seems obvious that certain record companies are peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment. As if the tidal wave of sexualised imagery wasn’t already bombarding impressionable young girls enough..I believe in freedom of speech and expression, but the market forces don’t give a toss about the notion of boundaries. As long as there’s booty to make money out of, it will be bought and sold. It’s depressing to see how these performers are so eager to push this new level of low.Their assumption seems to be that misogyny – utilised and displayed through oneself is totally fine, as long as you are the one creating it. As if it’s all justified by how many millions of dollars and U tube hits you get from behaving like pimp and prostitute at the same time. It’s a glorified and monetized form of self harm.”

    • homegrrl says:

      annie lennnox was cool til she put on that showgirl outfit. C’mon. Every once cool rocker chick succumbs. Chrissy Hynde had on a 2000BC outfit when she startted to go down hill; Annie the showgirl outfit. Pink the modern dance video. They all experiment. Cher rode a cannon in gaffer tape. i have a memory like a pop star elephant. I don’t forget

    • Leila in Wunderland says:

      I read that on DM today. Even though I disagreed with most of what she said- because I don’t see nudity or suggestive dance moves as self harm- I really appreciated that Annie Lennox was able to express her opinion on the subject without engaging in slut-shaming. To me overt sexuality in and of itself is not a bad thing, and I don’t see a woman posing nude/semi-nude as misogynistic all by itself. What is sexist about the industry is the fact that the women do it way more than the men, and not all of the women in Hollywood who has done some kind of sexy photoshoot or whatever was in control of the decision. Some of them have said that they didn’t feel comfortable with it and that they felt pressured, or that they regretted it. The coercion of some of these women, plus the fact that male celebrities and models don’t do this even almost as much as the females do- combined with Hollywood’s beauty standards and the way they are enforced in our culture- are what’s sexist about it.

  43. homegrrl says:

    just watched the snl “acoustic” performance of wrecking ball…
    suckit…she was amazing. voice like pat benetar/opera rock chick. Loved it! buying it now on itunez

    nah

  44. homegrrl says:

    …never mind. The itunes version is that chipmunk thing everyone is talking about. Can’t do it. Her live performance on snl was much throatier and deeper, seriously. I’m a rock chick snob, and I know what I’m talking about. Only ever love chrissy hynde, pat benetar and linda ronstat.

    Love Miley live. Maybe it was a fluke? The back-up singers?

  45. angee says:

    Idiot. Moron. Fool. Clueless. Has nothing to say. Throw her into the middle of a less fortunate part of the planet and if she makes it back alive I bet she’s not acting like an attention-needy idiot.

    P.S. This has got to be one of the worst, unfunniest episodes of SNL I’ve EVER seen.

  46. john says:

    All of you judgemental sad angry people.
    You want to repress and humiliate the light in this world but it is you who are lost in the darkness.Miley obviously lives in the light.so, go back, to the shadows

  47. GByeGirl says:

    I think she did great! Girl can be professional as hell when she wants to be. She was funny, had great timing. Also–pretty much all the hosts read the cue cards. Several of the sketches (not skits, ahem) will change up very close to performance time. Often, the performers haven’t even had a chance to rehearse yet with the new lines.

    Who hasn’t done something cringeworthy at age 20? Geeze. People act like she ripped up a photo of the pope or something while performing on the VMAs…

  48. LouLou says:

    This girl is beyond irritating anymore. However(and others have said this), her cover of “Jolene” was impressive. I somehow saw that video by accident (I’m old) and thought, “Okay, she’s got talent.” This sexy, creepy baby stuff is annoying though.

  49. Caz says:

    Memo to Miley:

    Liam’s not pining away, seeing what he’s missing. He’s moved on. You need to as well. You can stop now.

    Give it a rest for a year or two. Come back & do a proper acoustic album. People would forgive you.