Miley Cyrus performed a covers-heavy set during her pre-game TikTok Tailgate concert, which aired live on NFL’s TikTok channel prior to the 2021 Super Bowl.
Opening with a rendition of Toni Basil’s “Hey Mickey”, Cyrus peppered her set with other covers like Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”, Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole”, Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”, and even “White Wedding”, for which she brought out the song’s original singer, Billy Idol.
She also broke out some of her more recent hits from her latest album, Plastic Hearts, including singles “Midnight Sky” and “Prisoner”.
At another point, she brought out Joan Jett to join her for a performance of the duo’s joint track “Bad Karma”. The two then segued into a rendition of Jett’s 1980 hit “Bad Reputation”.
Changing into a football jersey, Cyrus again teamed up with Jett to sing The Blackhearts’ 1988 hit “I Hate Myself for Loving You”.
From home, fans cheered along on social media, and some pointed out the similarity her outfit bore to one she wore on her first USA arena tour in 2007.
“[email protected] it’s not too late to let Miley Cyrus perform the halftime show too,” wrote a fan.
Cyrus’s pre-Super Bowl show welcomed a live audience of 7,500 vaccinated health care workers from around the country to Tampa.