Miley Cyrus has never been one to shirk from a challenge, even if it involves covering one of the best-known rock ballads ever.
Cyrus appeared on SNL's special 'SNL at Home' episode on Saturday night, and her cover of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' proved especially poignant, given the current circumstances.
Introduced by Brad Pitt (who was doing a skit as Dr. Anthony Fauci, in case you were wondering), Cyrus's version of the prog-rock ballad took place around a fire pit as a lone guitarist accompanied her.
However, her cover seemed to divide many fans - some of whom reckoned that a pop star shouldn't have bothered touching such a classic song.
Others, meanwhile, hailed her performance.
See the reaction below:
Never thought I'd be so impressed by Miley Cyrus doing a pink floyd song. Wish You Were Here #SNLAtHome
— Brian Warren (@MrBDWarren) April 26, 2020
#SNL Who played guitar with Miley Cyrus just now? Great cover of Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. The guitarist was spot on!
— LK (@TheMillersSuck) April 26, 2020
I've never really like Miley Cyrus as a celebrity OR as a musician, but you have to admit, her cover of Wish You Were Here is BEAUTIFUL! And to refute that JUST because it's Miley Cyrus singing is stupid!
— Dexxoh (@Dexxoh) April 26, 2020
Miley Cyrus should get 1 week in jail sor singing Pink Floyds Wish you Were Here. Go screw up your own "music" dont touch perfection by one of the greatest Progressive rock bands ever walk the earth. PROG>POP SHIT.
— Brian Urso Lead Guitarist of Gideons Mob (@MobGideons) April 26, 2020
— Brian h (@carebears_h) April 26, 2020
To the people that actually think Miley Cyrus's cover of Wish You Were Here was good pic.twitter.com/SSfLhVTaRn
— Dakota Fuqua (@DakotaFuqua77) April 26, 2020
I see Wish You Were Here trending & it's f*cking Miley Cyrus putting on a celebrity "we're all in this together" act.
do yourselves a favor folks, go listen to the original song
— 🌺🍀It's JakeBrannan folks🍀🌺 (@JakeBrannan5499) April 26, 2020
— Michael Clemons (@MikeClemons) April 26, 2020
Miley Cyrus covering Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here...just killed my soul...Stop it! Just stop it!
— Tina (@to0muchproblems) April 26, 2020
Why are people hating on the Miley Cyrus cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" ? That was good! #SNLAtHome
— Matthew Antonio (@KaraokeMattSays) April 26, 2020