Miley Cyrus is blasting off to Saturday Night Live this weekend after riding high on the success of her No. 1 rock album Plastic Hearts.
Aside from bringing The Kid LAROI to perform their remix of the 17-year-old Australian superstar’s song “Without You,” Cyrus will also appear alongside first-time host Elon Musk.
Here are five things we want to see from her SNL appearance on Saturday night.
1. A Musk-Cyrus mash-up that’s out of this world (literally)
One fan already pitched the host and musical guest teaming up on a remix of her 2013 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Wrecking Ball,” but with the SpaceX CEO/founder on the actual wrecking ball. “Might be something there,” he replied on Twitter, with Cyrus chiming in, “I’m down if you are! #MileyAndMusk to the moon!” If Coldplay can premiere their latest single from space, then Elon Musk can definitely orchestrate a similar expedition for this weekend.
2. Another rockin’ cover
The Queen of Covers performed her take on Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” with Andrew Watt on acoustic guitar during the April 25, 2020, at-home episode of SNL, so taking on another classic from the ’70s-’90s with her own rock flair is quite possible.
3. An official revival of Hannah Montana in a skit
Cyrus ruled Disney Channel from 2006 to 2011 with her musical teen sitcom Hannah Montana, which she recently paid tribute to on its 15th anniversary. But if fans recall correctly when the star appeared as both SNL host and musical guest back in 2013, she declared Hannah Montana “was murdered” in her monologue largely about her viral 2013 VMAs twerking stunt with Robin Thicke. She also vetoed the “Wrecking Ball” sketch (despite Bobby Moynihan’s preparedness), but our fingers are crossed that both Hannah will come back from the dead and Musk will get on that wrecking ball.
4. Surprise “Prisoner” performance with Dua Lipa
Hear us out: Cyrus brings out Dua Lipa to perform their collaboration “Prisoner” then the Future Nostalgia pop star, with the help of Musk, will get the whole cast to blast off in a SpaceX rocket and “levitate” to outer space.
5. The Miley Cyrus Show skit comes back, with Cyrus playing a different star
Despite former cast member Vanessa Bayer portraying the titular star, Cyrus portrayed Justin Bieber and stole his swagger and swooshy hair in the 2017 sketch The Miley Cyrus Show. What if Melissa Villaseñor, who did Dua Lipa and Dolly Parton-approved impressions of the two, took over as Cyrus, and the pop star transformed into her favorite guy Harry Styles?
Saturday Night Live airs Saturday nights at 11:35 p.m. ET/8:35 p.m. PT on NBC.