OK…….I just can’t let this go. Did anyone see the American Music Awards show last Sunday? I still can’t get Miley Cyrus’s performance out of my head. Who in the world ever thought of projecting a crying, fake-looking lip synching cat on a big screen behind MC while she performed? And all in the midst of galactic-type astroids streaming by.
You have to watch this spectacle on Youtube to truly appreciate the feline lip synching. It’s hilarious! I’m an educator by profession, and I’m doing my best to keep you informed. Consider this my Thanksgiving gift to you. Here is the link:
The whole production doesn’t make sense (but maybe that’s the point). There’s an emotional Miley nearly crying her eyes out (and missing her cue) belting out her song and all you can focus on is this ridiculous cat hovering and lip synching. Leah and I watched this together and we were literally falling off the couch laughing in hysterics!
Here’s a couple more pics that really don’t do the performance justice, but you get the gist of it
Seriously……….who thinks to put together something so ridiculous? I imagine the discussion about how this act was gonna go down sounding something like this:
Miley: So, guys……..I’ve been asked to sing my awesome hit Wrecking Ball at the AMA’s so that is just so cool! (sticking her tongue out and showing the V sign)
Creative Team: Oh wow…..yeah, man….cool. So, like, let’s like make a statement and show the world how effed up you are.
Miley: Yeah…… I’m gonna wear stupid little high cut underpants and a sports bra in hello kitty- like print……..(sticking her tongue out), but I’m just sad cuz my cat can’t come on stage with me.
CT: Girl……..you ain’t got no cat
Miley: Really? WTH? Could you pass me that joint? So…….let’s just computer generate a tabby and it would be really sick if it could just sing along with me and cry at all of the sad parts but make sure it sticks its tongue out at the end, K? Could you pass me that doobie again?
CT: (snort) The on -screen cat is super dope (speaking of that…..could you pass us that joint?). Let’s put in some astroids cuz cats like shit like that.
Miley: (drag on the joint)…..(sticking tongue out) Yeaaaaahhhh, what?
I will say that, in the end, Miley accomplished exactly what she wanted……everyone is talking about her performance. Who cares that Taylor Swift and JT walked off with 3 AMAs or that Rhianna got the first Icon Award ever bestowed? That totally random pairing of a crying lip synching cat singing along with Miley during a major music awards show is just DUMBfounding (or brilliant…..depending on your view).