Everyone’s favorite ready-to-grow-up teen sensation Miley Cyrus appeared at last night’s MuchMusic Video Awards (which are basically Canada’s version of the MTV Movie Awards) and performed both 2009’s song of summer, “Party in the U.S.A.,” and her attempt at yet another summer soundtrack fave, the title track to her latest album, “Can’t Be Tamed.” On her recent media tour to promote the new album, Miley has managed to deliver performances that seem to be headed into a more sophisticated realm. Which only makes me like her more. (I mean, it goes without saying that, really, no one brings the party like Miley.)
Enjoy both performances below, and then tell me which one you liked better. (My opinion is below, too!)
Here’s “Party in the U.S.A.” (with OMG a cameo by Justin Bieber!):
And here’s “Can’t Be Tamed”:
I’m partial to “Can’t Be Tamed,” if only because Miley seemed ready to totally unfurl, flames were included in the staging, and that song is good—better than even “Party in the U.S.A.” Sure her “Party” featured a cameo from the Biebs (again, OMG!), but “Can’t Be Tamed” has a certain animalistic quality that gets me going. All her writhing and being dragged across the stage by her dancers makes me feel like I should roar or something.
And what say you, PopWatchers?
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