Her twerking may not be universally acclaimed, but Miley proved today (November 12) that she can still sing at least. Taking on 2013's surprise blockbuster hit, Miley brought an effective vocal to Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness.
The vocal wasn't perfect, but it was still a good performance (not quite great). The vibrato got a little too 'yoddelly' towards the middle and end sections, but good lord, those low notes. She didn't venture too much in that range of the voice, but she was spot on pitch-wise, and emotively she gave a strong showing.
While I think both Lana and Miley's versions have their pro's and con's, I do say that Miley definitely did the song justice. Miley's was a bit more emotive, but Lana's was original and different, she gave it some interesting phrasing choices that played out well for her voice. Nice job, to both of these ladies.
Check out Miley's version here:
Lana's Original Version:
And the version that plays on Top 40 radio every 4.2 seconds: