Thursday 22 March 2018

There is a tune that never goes right - Miley hits a dud note with a cover of Smiths classic

Fionnuala McCarthy

Fionnuala McCarthy

Miley Cyrus sang a version of The Smiths' 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' at the O2 in Dublin last night to a mostly baffled teenage audience.

The  world's most controversial former teen star delivered a questionable cover of the 1986 Smith's classic from The Queen is Dead album.

It was her second night in Ireland, having played the  previous evening in Belfast where she first performed the indie hit.

Singing "If a double decker bush crashes into us, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die," the Bangerz singer took a video selfie of herself and posted it to her Instagram account during the song.

Having done a reasonable cover of Lana Del Ray's 'Summertime Sadness' and the Dolly Parton country classic 'Jolene' ("Jolene, you F***Ing Slut"), she hit a few dud notes warbling The Smiths cover.

Reaction on Twitter has been mixed: ‏@JonNarcross wrote: "Miley Cyrus covered The Smiths.  This offends me on so many levels... "

Another, @raetynxpunty took to social media to say: "I really dont like miley cyrus but the fact that she sings the smiths during her concerts makes her okay."


The song featured in the Zooey Deschanel Indie movie hit '500 Days of Summer' and has previously been covered by Noel Gallagher and The Divine Comedy. 

Last week on the 'Bangerz' tour  in Manchester she was was joined by Wayne Coyne a of The Flaming Lips for a performance of  The Beatles 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'.

The verdict on Miley:"I love her even more after her live show, and she continues to inspire me"


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