Ok, here's the thing. I think Miley Cyrus is a marketing genius. All the stunts she does, the provacative performances, even her obnoxious, incessant tongue flopping around like Droopy Dog
, she forces people to talk about her. Really, we've made her way more famous than she should be. Yes, I'm blaming us
for her fame. Here's what I learned about Miley from her MTV Unplugged show.
The next Madonna, she is not. Madonna was shocking because no one else was doing what she did at that time. Miley isn't doing anything that hasn't been done before; she's just better at it than most. This duet bothered me for a couple reasons. Mostly because Madonna was off key for most of the performance and boring to watch. My other beef is with what will inevitably be called the, "passing of the torch." Miley has already claimed to be the next Madonna. Sweetheart, talk to me in 30 years. If you're still relevant, I'll consider this possibility.
I also learned Miley can actually sing. "Jolene
" is my favorite Dolly Parton song. Yes, I know enough Dolly Parton songs to have a favorite. (Runner-up would be, "Coat of Many Colors.
") When Miley announced she was about to cover that song my first thought was, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
" But as it turned out, she killed it.
Let's recap, shall we? We're responsible for Miley's fame. She's not the next Madonna. She can actually sing. That just about sums it up for me. But seriously, Miley, keep your tongue in your mouth. No one needs to see that anymore.
**Droopy Dog photo from PopTen