Last night was Britney Night on the X-Factor with all the contestants singing one of her hits and another American song. Of course this was all highlighted, supposedly, by a live performance from Ms Spears herself.
Now when Britney appears ‘live’ we have come to expect that she will be miming, something to do with not be able to sing very well!? Anyway, that is just what she did last night, and while it was just ‘ok’ it wasn’t that impressive and won’t be leaving a very positive impression on the UK audience, which is a shame for her first UK performance in 5 years.
On to what was an impressive performance and the rising star of pop, Miley Cyrus. Not only did she sing live but her performance was rocking, to say the least. It seems the Brit could learn a few things from the recently turned Sweet Sixteen star of Hannah Montana on how to put on a show. Miley sung her latest single, 7 Things, and I urge you to check it out, here: linkage.
If you don’t know the name Miley Cyrus or her television alter ego Hannah Montana, then you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past 6 months, or listening exclusively to Radio 4. Miley, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus (remember Achy Breaky Heart?), is a megastar in America and one of the top franchises under the Disney banner at the moment.
Miley has recently been over to London for the first time and performed at BBC Switch this past Sunday. It has just been announced that at a mere 15 years old, she has finished a book of her life, for which she was paid a 7 figure sum. While some may baulk at this, anyone who has ever heard Miley talk will know this is a young lady with her head well and truly screwed on. Coming from a show business family is never easy and when driven along by the Disney media machine, well, life must have been pretty hectic.
The book is due out in March 2009 and I for one am quite intrigued to see what a 15 year old fills a whole book with, even one as successful as Miss Cyrus!
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