Miley Cyrus Performs ‘Wrecking Ball’ in Front of a Giant Cat, Wins the Internet

By: Robert Kessler / November 25, 2013

Miley Cyrus has proven she knows how to get attention and, lo and behold, she’s done it again: closing the American Music Awards Sunday night by performing “Wrecking Ball” with a giant lip-synching cat. It feels a lot like a fever dream, but there’s video to prove it actually happened.

Miley hit the stage wearing some giant lucite accessories as a cat who’s memorized all the words to “Wrecking Ball” (like the rest of us) flew through space behind her. Even as I type the words I start to second guess whether or not it really happened. But it did!

The performance was notably more subdued than her instant classic VMAs performance this year and, if you can get past the cat (I just checked again… still there), the performance showcases her vocals quite nicely. Though there’s a nice nod to that performance at the very end.

Lyrics for the song are now on Directlyrics.