Miley Cyrus opened the “Saturday Night Live” stage with her godmother’s song.
The 28-year-old performer performed Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” to kick off the sketch show and celebrate Mother’s Day.
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Throughout Cyrus’ six-minute performance, clips of the “SNL” cast members with their own mothers were interspersed including: Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Mikey Day, Chris Redd , Heidi Gardner, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang, Ego Nwodim, Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost and Cecily Strong.
Each cast member and mom delivered a short theme piece with the show. For example, Redd’s mother said she hadn’t seen her son since Thanksgiving, Christmas, and their “Spring Break” and Yang’s mother rubbed hand sanitizer on her son’s cheek afterwards. to have kissed her.
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Jost, on the other hand, prevented her mother from reading any fact sheets she said had been provided by Michael Che, co-host of her son’s Weekend Update.
“Yeah, you shouldn’t be doing that. Mom, this is a trap, ”Jost warns, laughing. “You’re going to have our whole family canceled. “
Seconds before Cyrus finished her cover, the show’s cast and their mothers joined her on stage just in time for her big finish.
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Cyrus’ mother Tish, 53, also joined her daughter and wrapped her arm around the young singer as she crowned her latest line.
“Happy Mother’s Day to my godmother Dolly Parton and my mother Tish,” Cyrus told the studio audience live as everyone cheered.
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Parton, a longtime friend of the Cyrus family, became honorary godmother for Miley shortly after her birth in 1992.
“I am his honorary godmother. I’ve known her since she was a baby, ”Parton told ABC’s“ Good Morning America ”in 2009.
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“Her dad is a friend of mine, and when she was born he said, ‘You just gotta be her godmother’, and I said, ‘I accept’,” Parton went on to describe Billy’s request. Ray Cyrus. “We’ve never had a big ceremony, but I’m so proud of her, I love her and she’s like one of mine. “