Miley Cyrus is working overtime to prove she’s no longer a squeaky clean, bubblegum pop tart. The belly-baring, leather-wearing, and tattoo-getting have finally led Miley to doing one badass, grungy cover of Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at a recent concert in Ecuador.
Apparently, the hard rock classic is a song that inspired Miley to become a performer, or at least that’s what she told the squealing crowd of tween and teen girls.
As much as we’d probably love to say Miley’s rendition sucked, it was actually pretty entertaining. Authentic? No way, but entertaining. Miley isn’t the best live singer, but here she didn’t have to be pitch-perfect. That works for her. Maybe it’s time for Miley to front a grunge band. Yeah…we don’t think so either. But enjoy!
Bonus viewing: Rolling Stone has compiled an awesome list of 12 of the most unexpected “Smells Like Teen Spirit” covers. See Bruno Mars, Kelis, and American Idol’s Casey Abrams rock here.