What with the twerking, the tongue-wagging, and the potentially illegal smoking, it’s easy to forget that Miley Cyrus sings. Like, she can really sing, you guys.

Girlfriend reminded the world what she’s got to work with during a recent Live Lounge performance for BBC Radio 1.

For her acoustic set, Miley opted to cover Lana Del Rey’s ballad, “Summertime Sadness.” With little but a guitar, keyboard, and a couple backup singers, Miley checked her antics at the door and let her pipes play lead.

The performance was the quality of “Wrecking Ball,” minus the distracting naked construction bit played up in the accompanying music video. In fact, the oft-naked Miley wore a black turtleneck for her tour of BBC 1 more clothes than what BBC radio host Greg James, who famously spoofed Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” video, had on when later meeting her.

Just weeks away from her 21st birthday on November 23, Miley is currently living it up in Europe after her controversial pitstop in Amsterdam for the MTV EMAs. Although her performance of “Wrecking Ball” on the EMAs stage was relatively subdued compared to hers and Robin Thicke’s take on “Blurred Lines” earlier this year, Miley still made headlines when she lit up what looked to be a joint live on-camera.

We hope the smoke didn’t hurt her vocals. Those would be a shame to lose.

What did you make of Miley’s BBC performance? Love it or more in love with the crazy? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: BBC Radio 1


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!