Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged on Monday 3 February
Get pumped for "Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged", when the teen TV star turned mesmerising performer and media sensation strips down in a whole new way. “Smilers” will see Cyrus as they’ve never seen her before - unleashing her unstoppable voice and peeling the electricity from her party anthems to create more intimate, acoustic jams that show a new side to the “Wrecking Ball” star. “Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged” premieres on MTV (DStv Channel 130) at 19:40 on Monday 3 February (encore performances: Wednesday 5 February @ 16:00; Friday 7 February 17:40; Saturday 8 February @ 17:35; and Sunday 9 February @ 13:30). Surprise guests will join in Miley’s unplugged party, and who knows, anyone could show up! And while we may be used to high octane performances involving twerking and giant teddy bears like Miley’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance, or a giant crying face projections such as her MTV EMA gig, “Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged” will include more pared-down reinventions of her mammoth Bangerz tracks, such as "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball". Miley, who was MTV's Best Artist of 2013, joins the roster of legendary "Unplugged" artists such as Nirvana, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton and Adele, who have had MTV Unplugged programmes dedicated to them since the prestigious series started in 1989. To celebrate the African premiere of “Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged”, MTV is naming Monday 3 February “Miley Cyrus Day”, and will be showcasing a host of other programming from the controversial artist including “Miley Cyrus: Can’t Stop Pop” @ 16:25, documentary “Miley: The Movement” @ 18:00, “MTV Top 5: Miley Cyrus” @ 18:50 and “21 Candles” @ 19:15.