Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus’ New Years Eve Special

Jenna Wallace

     Miley Cyrus and her godmother, Dolly Parton, gave their fans the performance of a lifetime during the live NBC special “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” on Saturday, Dec. 31. In the minutes leading up to midnight, the two stars of the evening finished off 2022 with a moving duet of two of their emotional ballads. Miley and Dolly welcomed the new year with a mix up of Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” followed by Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You.”        

     The two tackled Miley’s 2013 hit together first. However, when Dolly was about to finish the breakdown, rather than going into the final chorus, she began singing the chorus to “I Will Always Love You” instead. The 76-year-old brought it back to the top of the song, with the duo finishing out the rest of the 1974 hit in a stunning duet.

     On social media, fans celebrated the heartfelt duet by Miley and Dolly, with one fan tweeting, “it’s definitive, they’ve already saved 2023 singing a medley of ‘wrecking ball’ and ‘i will always love you’.” “Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton performing ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’ is so iconic,” another fan wrote on Twitter as well. One user added, “Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus singing I will always love you is exactly how I wanted to go into 2023.”