18-year-old teen sensation Miley Cyrus hosted this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, and in sketch after sketch tried to prove to America – and no doubt, her Dad – that despite having recently spiced-up her image, she’s not such a bad girl after all.
Cyrus acknowledged her unshakable alter ego, Hannah Montana, in the opening monologue, describing the show as “The Disney Channel’s version of Black Swan.” Cyrus went on to say, “I’m mostly a white swan kind of girl, but I’ve had a few black swan moments,” then launched into a musical number, “I’m Sorry That I’m Not Perfect.” (Sample lyrics: “Sure I danced on a pole, and people called it sinning, but at least I didn’t date a porn star and tell everyone I’m winning.”)
Cyrus joined Kenan Thompson – also a former child actor – for a hilarious sketch called “Disney Channel Acting School,” which teaches important tools of the trade like loudness, being a brat and the “pause then dis.” In an unexpected twist, Cyrus appeared on “The Miley Cyrus Show” as fellow teenage dream, Justin Bieber. Thanks to her deep voice, she was convincingly able to create Bieber’s high timbre, and got great laughs with exchanges like:
“Did you cut your hair?”
“Yeah, it’s just an image change. I also do the middle finger now.”
“So you’re growin’ up. Like me doin’ Salvia. Did you know that I smoked Salvia?”
“There’s no reason you wouldn’t, cuz it’s totally legal, yo.”
Say what you will about Cyrus, the girl can sing, something she did in pretty much every sketch she was in. You can watch the entire episode here, and the Bieber and Disney sketches below.