Miley Cyrus returned to host NBC's SNL on Saturday for the show's season 41 premiere and brought the flowers and the tears.
Sporting a long, blond wig adorned with blossoms, the 22-year-old pop star got emotional while performing her new ballad, "The Twinkle Song" on a piano covered in similar material, with a framed heart-shaped photograph of her deceased dog, Floyd, placed on top.
The song is from her new, free album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz and contains lyrics such as "And I had a dream / I was being chased by a monster/ Maybe they were aliens . But I wasn't scared 'cause you were there / And I had a dream / You took karate / That's when you said you loved me / You loved me / What does it mean? /What does it all mean?"
She also donned a thick, ankle-length wig and wore only floral vines as she performed her track "Karen Don't Be Sad."
Wearing a colorful dress and cap made of fake flowers, Cyrus sang a beautiful version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as cast members appeared dressed as people who have stirred controversy or made headlines over the past few months, such as:
- Rachel Dolezal, a civil rights activist who was born to white parents and had sparked criticism for self-identifying as a black woman
- Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail last month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following a Supreme Court ruling
- "The Twerp Who Raised the Price of AIDS Medication"
- Lenny Kravitz and his very NSFW wardrobe malfunction
2. '50s Dance
In a Grease-like skit, Cyrus played a high school girl who raps and isn't afraid to go all the way...and by all the way, we mean lick frosting off new SNL star Jon Rudnitsky's face.
Cyrus wore a pastel purple and blue wig in this skit, which mocks young adults.