The creative director of the Bangerz tour, Diane Martel, recently spoke to Billboard magazine about Miley's upcoming NBC special that will air on July 6. Check out what she had to say below:
"Her performance in this special is flawless and passionate. We see Miley as she is in her private life; very sweet, tender, loving and playful. Miley speaks about her personal growth to date during this tour. We get a sense of the smart and thoughtful artist she is. ... It's very low-key and intimate. She’s sophisticated in many ways and a young, silly girl in others… When you watch these brief, but effective scenes you see how relatable she really is. She really balances being an artist with being a 21-year-old quite well."
"Miley is a very serious musician. If this is something someone doesn’t know, they will certainly know it after seeing this special," she says. "She’s charming, daring, loving and she gives deeply and profoundly from a very old soul. She’s got instincts that are beyond explanation. There is one close-up in 'Wrecking Ball' where she has the gravitas of a Diana Ross or a Renata Tebaldi."
"In this TV special, I think you have a sense if the energy in the arenas. Miley's performance is intense and wild. She’s got a thrilling command of her stage and the room; this is something I was excited by in the edit. To see her eyes close up, to see her lithe body and huge voice making this collection of people respond in tandem, that's the important thing to translate from stage to the small screen."
"One of the most fun parts of the show is what you will see under the credits."
Martel also confirmed she will direct Miley's video for "4X4" later this summer.
"The ['Bangerz'] show has changed immensely where her performance is concerned. She is so crazy and spontaneous each night. With each different audience, whatever they give her in terms of energy and actual gifts (hats, clothes, dolls, weird props), she works into each song. I’ve never seen anything like this. One editor on the show said she was a mixture of Johnny Rotten and Elvis. She literally will make anything handed to her onstage a seamless part of the number."