The highlight of Miley Cyrus’ epic Tonight Show takeover on Wednesday night was her fully-committed yet hilarious rendition of Ed Sheeran’s hit “Shape of You,” sung in Google Translation.
The Roots assisted the pop star on the upbeat tune, which turned Sheeran’s suave refrain to the creepily sterile “I like that cadaver.” Cyrus, who has a gift for comedic timing, delivered the weirdness without missing a beat.
Cyrus also impressively belted on a cover of Dusty Springfield’s “Son of A Preacher Man,” which Google translates to “A Minister’s Male Child.” And she teamed with Fallon on Motown classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” The Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell chorus lyrics were amazingly translated to: “Landforms don’t prefer to get high/ Depressions don’t prefer to fall over/ I won’t overweight your harbor/ I’m going to purchase your baby.”
Cyrus appeared on-point that night because she recently quit smoking weed.
“You without know it were kind of a reason for this,” Cyrus said to Fallon.
Cyrus also spoke about moving to Malibu, living on the beach and her one and only previous trip to the ocean – a family vacation so disastrous her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, promised the family would never go on another.
Watch as Cyrus and Fallon bring their musical hijinx to the New York City subway, busking as two urban cowboys singing Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”, before Cyrus rips off the disguise and goes right into “Party in the U.S.A.”.