MTV Review: Miley Cyrus Twerks Up A Storm At London’s O2 Arena
Miley proved she Can’t Be Tamed despite her recent sickness, as she brought her Bangerz tour and a giant inflatable Floyd to London…
Having spent more than two weeks recovering from a sinus infection and allergic reaction that left her hospitalised, the jury was out on whether Miley Cyrus would be back to her twerking best, as her Bangerz world tour finally resumed at London’s O2 Arena on May 7. As it turned out, her Smilers had nothing to worry about.Feeling: With hundreds of balloons already suspended from the arena ceiling, support act Sky Ferreira warmed up the crowd with a 30-minute set, including singles I Blame Myself and You’re Not The One. Come Miley time, a huge projection of her face appeared on stage, her now-infamous tongue slide popped out and in slid Miss Cyrus to some of the loudest cheers we’ve ever heard.
The Look: With Miley’s looks from the US leg of her tour well documented, we were excited to see some brand new outfits for the UK, like the Swarovski crystal embellished bodysuit she initially hit the stage in… complete with lip and tongue adornment, of course. A minor wardrobe malfunction saw the Adore You singer stuck with a skirt temporarily around her ankle, to which she announced: “I look better with less clothes on anyway. Y'all should see me naked.” Classic Miley. Our favourite fashion moment? When, for her second encore Party In The USA, Miley donned an update on Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress. That’s one way to win over a London crowd – not that Miley needed to.
Miley Cyrus Back With A Bang On UK 'Bangerz' Tour
Sweat Factor: Her tiny leotards ensured that Miley kept her cool, but the same couldn’t be said for the massive audience, who fist-pumped, swayed, twerked and screamed their way through every song. Hot stuff.
Summary: A massively energetic performance, flawless vocals and some cracking banter proved that Miley is back with a bang. Her versatility – seamlessly gliding between country tracks and high octane pop anthems – is unrivalled and we can see exactly why she’s adored by her Smilers. Come back soon, Miley?
By Jennifer Lynn
Love Money Party
Maybe You're Right
Do My Thang
Get It Right
Can't Be Tamed
Rooting for My Baby
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (Arctic Monkeys cover)
Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan cover)
Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey cover)
On My Own
We Can't Stop
Party in the U.S.A.