Miley Cyrus managed a late-night New Year’s Eve wardrobe mishap with grace. After ushering in the New Year on her NBC New Year’s Eve special, Miley’s New Year’s Night Party, the 29-year-old singer lost her top during a performance, forcing her to improvise and change her wardrobe while still performing rapidly.
After performing her smash “We Can’t Stop,” Cyrus shifted to another popular song, “Party in the U.S.A.” Cyrus danced around the stage in a silver costume, gripping onto her top as she performed the song’s opening words before making her way backstage while her backing singers and band continued to play.
During the first chorus of “Angels Like You,” the “Angels Like You” singer returned to the stage in a red blazer she had previously worn earlier in the show.”Everyone’s looking at me now,” Cyrus joked, mirroring the lyrics of her 2009 hit. “I’m still wearing the most clothes I’ve ever worn on stage,” she continued between verses.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, Tonight’s episode was all about being adaptable, rolling with the punches, and making the best of bad situations. And that tenacity should not stop there. Let us carry that into the New Year, “Cyrus stated at the close of the show.
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) January 1, 2022
“We’ve all learned to expect the unexpected, so instead of viewing it as a problem, let’s look at it as an opportunity. I wish everyone in Miami and everyone watching at home a happy and healthy 2022. Thank you for making Tonight a reality. You were truly everything I needed to throw the ultimate party.”
The episode, which aired live on NBC and was live-streamed on Peacock, was shot in Miami during the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the omicron strain. At the start of the show, Cyrus declared that the entire audience had been vaccinated. Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday Night Live, hosted Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, which featured Pete Davidson as a co-host. Executive producers include Miley Cyrus and television producer Lindsay Shookus.
“We are looking forward to teaming with Lorne Michaels and ringing in 2022 with a night of fantastic entertainment, led by Miley and Pete,” Jen Neal, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Specials, and E! News, NBCUniversal, said in a statement last month.
Carson Daly had not hosted NBC’s New Year’s Eve program since 2004 (except for December 31, 2017, when it did not air due to an NFL broadcast).