Saturday night’s Final Four contest between Baylor and Houston quickly turned into a snoozer, as the Bears surged to a 25-point lead by halftime, ultimately winning by a final score of 78-59. Fortunately for the fans in attendance and viewers at home, the NCAA had a great plan to bring energy levels back up before Gonzaga and UCLA tipped off later in the evening.
Look no further than . . . a Miley Cyrus concert?
Yes, the Grammy-nominated singer appeared on stage at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and rattled off a setlist that included songs from her own library and big hits from the past. The performance was very much in line with the general vibe from Cyrus’ rock-inspired “Plastic Hearts” album.
Given that Cyrus has been a polarizing figure throughout her career, there were bound to be strong reactions simply because she was at the Final Four. Throw in her covers of Blondie, Queen, Stevie Nicks and more, and you get something that looks like this:
The ‘Miley Cyrus is good’ group
Miley Cyrus is insanely talented. Flip over to the #FinalFour to see for yourself.
Sorry for joining the party so late. I feel ashamed.
— Ben Katko (@WSAVBenK) April 4, 2021
Miley Cyrus crushed American Woman.
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) April 4, 2021
The ‘Miley Cyrus is bad’ group
Is this Miley Cyrus interlude ever going to end?
— Cindy Boren (@CindyBoren) April 4, 2021
My dad is ready for the second game to start. In his words, ‘’I’m afraid that woman is going to come back and sing again.’’ #MileyCyrus
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) April 4, 2021
The ‘Miley Cyrus is fine’ group
I don’t have a Miley Cyrus take. Apologies. She’s fine. Whatever. But I would like basketball on my TV.
— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) April 4, 2021
The ‘NCAA can pay Miley Cyrus but not the athletes’ group
So Capital One and presumably AT&T paid Miley Cyrus a bunch of money to do cover songs. Remind me how much the players get again?
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 4, 2021
What if we paid college athletes whatever it’s costing for this 30 minute Miley Cyrus concert? #FinalFour
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 4, 2021
The ‘Miley Cyrus is here?’ group
You can understand my confusion when I fell asleep during Baylor-Houston and woke up to Miley Cyrus singing American Woman 😳
— Jaymee Sire (@jaymee) April 4, 2021