Miley Cyrus kicks off Super Bowl 2021 with ‘TikTok Tailgate’ performance for healthcare workers

It’s a party in Tampa, Florida as Miley Cyrus kicks off Super Bowl LV!

Ahead of the NFL championship game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the 28-year-old singer officially kicked off the pregame party by performing on “TikTok Tailgate.” The show was held specifically for vaccinated healthcare workers who were invited to the game by the NFL as a thank you for all their efforts in the fight against COVID-19 over the past year.

Cyrus took the stage in a black and purple leather cheerleader outfit, singing “Hey Mickey” by Toni Basil (which changed to “Hey Miley”). She then transitioned to a rendition of her and Dua Lipa’s song, “Prisoner.”

“Thank you so much! Welcome to TikTok Tailgate everyone. This is my first show in about a year, and I couldn’t imagine a better way to do it than in Tampa, surrounded by health heroes,” Cyrus addressed the crowd. “We are so grateful for you and all your diligence. And for that, we are going to be a rock!”

With that, Billy Idol appeared to sing “Night Crawling” and “White Wedding”. Cyrus also sang “Heart of Glass” by Blondie and “Head Like a Hole” by Nine Inch Nails, and dedicated his song, “High” to the healthcare workers in the crowd.

Cyrus announced in January that he would be in Tampa for Super Bowl weekend. “SUPER BOWL LV !!! 💗 🏈 I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE !!!” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I can’t wait to put on a show for the NFL guests of honor before the game … Healthcare workers from Tampa and across the country!”

A few weeks later, Cyrus gave fans a sneak peek at how he was preparing for the performance. The singer posted a video of herself running on a treadmill while singing Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl.”

“#SBLV PREP ☠️”, he captioned it. “ANGELS LIKE YOU CAN’T FLY WITH REBEL GIRLS LIKE ME. 😈👼”

“MILEY: TO WIN!” She captioned another post, which showed her showing off her fit figure in a cheerleader-inspired costume.

Super Bowl LV airs live on CBS and CBS All Access Sunday, February 7. The start is at 6:30 pm ET. Besides, you can also stream the game for free on CBSSports.com and in the CBS Sports app on your mobile device. Hear more in the video below.

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