Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’, ‘I Will Always Love You’ mashup dubbed as ‘musical moment’

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton (L) and Miley Cyrus perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Miley Cyrus’ much-anticipated “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” in Miami was a smashing success! It has been a topic of discussion on social media for a few days now, and with her godmother, Country music icon Dolly Parton, among many other guests and celebrities, everyone seemed to have welcomed 2023 with a bang!

While inviting Sia to sing “Stars Are Blind” onstage and enlisting socialite turned recording artist Paris Hilton to join the chorus is impressive, Miley’s performance with Dolly Parton was perhaps the most talked-about moment at the New Year’s Eve Party.

Miley and her mother have been best friends since she was a child. Dolly even appeared as Miley Stewart’s godmother in “Hannah Montana,” a clear reference to their real-life relationship.

The duo first performed one of Miley’s biggest hits of her career in the recently concluded New Year’s Eve special. Miley and Dolly performed “Wrecking Ball” from her 2013 album “Bangerz,” a country pop ballad rendition of the iconic song.

But as soon as the song reached the bridge, Dolly changed the lyrics from “I Will Always Want You” to “I Will Always Love You,” a perfect nod to her 1973 hit of the same name.

Dolly Parton, not Whitney Houston, was the original singer and songwriter of “I Will Always Love You,” contrary to popular belief.

The crowd went wild when the song abruptly changed, blown away by how the two songs seamlessly blended into one mega song, thanks to Miley and Dolly’s voices.

The audience was stunned to see Dolly perform her hit song live, and with Miley backing up the remaining parts of the iconic song, she has taken everyone by surprise as she delivers her own rendition of the song.

The duo sang:

“I hope life, treats you kind, And I hope that you have all, That you ever dreamed of, And I wish you joy, And happiness, But above all of this, I wish you love.”

Others have already called the mashup a “musical moment,” expressing their delight at seeing the two music legends perform together.

A fan shared:

“Miley starts off with the fragile edge, razor sharp. In comes Dolly, with the softest cotton ball voice. Then for Dolly’s song, they switch. Easily best duet of the year.”

Another noted:

“Dolly’s love of harmonizing has given us some pearls before and she’s just still out here giving like the legend she is. So amazing. And cannot say how much I love hearing Miley singing Dolly’s song the way Dolly sings it.”