special presentation sunday night at 8:00 eastern. that is all for us tonight. i will sit down with a woman, barbara walters, the queen of interviews monday night at 9:00 eastern. >> what started out with a teddy bear became anything that at the awards in september. a performance that had tongues wagging. >> it became the moment as a singer, songwriter, entertainer finding that special moment. i thought it was sloppy and i did not think it was professional. go back to the drawing board. i woman who most of american new as wholesome hannah.
a disney character living a double life. if her recent appearances have made anything clear, it is that she is not montana anymore. >> i can give me an update on what she has been that too. she was murdered. >> now the life of my late. >> a talented child. >> perhaps a sign of things to come. >> you are teaching her to fly at an early age. you are going to be in big trouble when she is 12 or 13. >> you can almost see the twinkle in her right. like i am going to do something
with myself. >> the music editor of the hollywood reporter. she has followed her career from the beginning. >> even when she's being mischievous there is a look in her eye. and it is kind of like, what are you doing next kind of thing. >> whenever the camera was on, she was on and you could see that from very early. >> i always got the sense she was calculated but in a good way. >> calculated and destined for break things. not entirely surprising for a little girl originally named destiny hope cyrus. >> giving her that name before she was born because i felt it was destiny to bring help to the world. i think that this is her purpose, her path. she is a natural born singer, songwriter, entertainer. >> it did not hurt their father was a hit maker. ♪
>> the factory at one big hit, that puts them at the level where he had access to musicians and producers and record company people that she probably would not have that were not for father. >> what could be better than having a famous father? having music legend like dolly parton for a godmother. in fact, later in life she recorded her own version of the classic, the chilean. i think looking to her, looking to this sort of eccentric showmanship of dolly parton, it helped find her own style. >> she was just a toddler in 1993 when she was on the stage with many of music's biggest names. >> doing a tribute to elvis presley in memphis, tennessee, she came out onto the stage
during the finale, the blues version of amazing grace. she came out on stage with some of the big stars in the world and she kind of became one with every singer and everybody was holding her and she had her hands up, singing. the last guy to hold her was tony bennett and he came as the song ended and vis-a-vis have a special little girl here. >> despite being surrounded by fame, she had a normal child lead. raise the southern baptists, her home was a small town in tennessee. on a 500-acre farm. >> love the outside and we would field fires on top of the hill and sit down and look at the stars, roast marshmallows. i was good at those things. i wasn't good at sitting them down and saying let's do your
algebra now. >> he was good at watching out for his will grow, even as a toddler at her eyes on bigger things. here is the producer. >> doing a video at the farm and she was out there and she was to 1/2 and they were at a barn on the property and she was standing up on a landing and he said be careful. and she cut her hands on hips and she said i am not afraid of anything. >> fearless and bold, two trace the continued to define her as she grew up, went to school and became a cheerleader. >> she went to a private school, a christian school for a year. >> the "rolling stone" editor had access to her. >> she was asked to leave after year. she has different versions of why so i am not sure which one is the real 1. she told the class what french
kissing laws and another version teacher went around on a motorized scooter and she still at at one point and was cruising around the classroom. whatever the case was it was not a perfect fit. >> what was a great fit for her? music. >> she was a good student. she worked hard, and she didn't fight the advice. >> renee was her voice teacher when she was 12. >> she had an ingenuous way of getting what she wanted by being charming and lovely and enthusiastic and willing to take the burden of work as well. >> by 2001 when she wanted became crystal clear when the family left tennessee for toronto. billy ray was filming a tv show.
>> she kept saying can they write something for me and i wrote her in one episode. from the time she did that episode she was can the right knee and the next week, the next week. a few weeks after that she and i went to see mama mia in toronto and i will never forget it. it was that combination of acting and the performance on stage of the singers and she said that is what i want to do. i am going to be a great actress and a singer/songwriter. >> she went for it. in 2003 against her father's wishes she auditioned for the role of a lifetime. >> i think you could see the long-range plan when you look at her and montana audition. you could see she knew exactly what she was doing.
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i am miley cyrus and i am auditioning for the role of hannah montana. >> in 200311-year-old miley hoped this of the her ticket to hollywood. >> the truth of the matter she was the least likely person to get the job. >> the producer was part of the casting team. >> she was 11 and looked 9, to small and too young. >> she was dead set on becoming the star would not give up. >> i am miley cyrus and i am
12 years old. so good for you, and they said are you a vegetable? >> she read for us over and over again she would do some lines fabulously, wonderfully. then she would miss other lines by a mile. >> my gosh, i know i am an idiot. >> i could not take my eyes off of her. >> two years later they were not convinced. they gave her another shot. >> this is your final audition for this project. >> it ultimately came down to miley and another girl. with miley there was something about her that was so alive and so fearless and all of us finally agreed to take the chance. >> at 13 miley cyrus became hannah montana. >> you are so grows.
>> and with living her dream. ♪ >> she was the perfect fit for the plot line. a school goal with a secret double life as a teen pop star. >> 19 seconds. >> she is your best friend years and are later you're going to have to tell her you are hannah montana. >> one of the things that connected about her was the realism that this is art imitating life imitating art. >> she auditioned her own bed for the part of her tv dead. a smack. >> get ready, get set, don't go. >> one of the episodes, i wrote that song as she left for california. no daddy ever wants to see his
little girls grow up. when the series was picked up by new our lives as a family were going to change. >> the show and miley were a smash. hannah montana became one of the highest-rated tv series. and miley shot up the teen idol status. >> you can see bill long-range plan when you look at her hannah montana audition. you can see she knew exactly what she was doing. she knew the world would be a steppingstone to other things. merchandise, tv, music. she was the first start to embrace all of these things. >> in 2007 she released hannah montana ii, the soundtrack to her tv series and debuted under her real name. her second album, breakout, went platinum.
in 2008 and hit that she was feeling the pressure of being one of the biggest teen stars on the planet. >> like a mother, trying to let their young 1 go and let them grow up and i feel like they are having a hard time with that. >> her next conquest was a film career. she landed the part in high school musical to and then the voice in the animated movie bolts. >> he could be anywhere by now. >> and in 2009, she brought her tv character to life on the big screen. hannah montana, the movie. >> it is all about the publicity. >> $31 million its opening weekend it's cemented her as more than a singer, more than an actress. she was an all-around performer.
>> she was white hot but disney's billion dollar baby would give her first taste of controversy. is started with a provocative photo shoot, the 15-year-old barely dressed in no longer the girl next door. then she shocked fans when she spies a performance at the 2019 choice awards by cold dancing. the deal went viral and parents went postal. >> her fans and their parents were like this isn't the hannah montana we know. >> we could not do much about that. the fearlessness and a sense of spontaneity, the sense of what is she going to do now. it means she is going to at times make mistakes. >> that she was then faced. >> the media always tries to
overdo it and it is no one else's business how my parents raised me are out i am being raised. >> even her parents were concerned when a video surface of her taking a hit. >> i was alarmed for my daughter's safety. >> she downplayed the video saying it was not pot and apologized for the magazine. her image was changing. her 2010 album said it all. ♪ >> look at the album title, can't be tamed. she put it right out there. i feel like we saw it play out in front of our eyes, this person breaking loose of the disney character. >> in 2011 the split became official when she quit the show that made her a global phenomenon. hannah montana was no more.
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two years after hannah montana and did, 21-year-old miley cyrus is on the edge. she is skydiving for rolling stone magazine. extreme, unafraid and ready for reinvention. this is the new miley cyrus. >> want to land. >> we were both terrified, i think. a situation where neither of us wanted to back down. i think she likes pushing the envelope right now. >> a difficult thing to do and you can pull it off. when you make the break it has to be a break. you cannot leave one foot in that world. >> she moved out of her parents'
house and then with her boyfriend. quit acting to focus on a bold new pop album and started distancing herself from her wholesome image. >> she got a new label and new management. she felt like she needed a change because not that they were going to alter back but just that they might be scared of the way she was going to go. >> and miley was going to go for a big risk. with the first single week can't stop, she released a video. >> it was the first glance and to oppose hannah montana miley cyrus and we saw the shock of white shade hair rolling around in the bed playing with plush toys. >> she was interviewed for harvard bizarre. >> she knew it was make or break
with the record level. she told them if you give me this chance to do it my vision and it goes belly up, i will do whatever you want. >> she rest in all and it worked. breaking records, going viral and reaching over 10 million views within 24 hours of its release. now she could do it exactly what she wanted to and what she wanted was a memorable performance at the video music awards, where millions of americans would get their first look at the new miley. >> she was nervous because this was the big rollout, this is new line going to be now. >> on stage she stripped down to nothing but underwear, grinding with a giant foam finger and this. >> into history, it must be said. i was sitting right next to lady
got and i turned around just to see with those around me were doing and everyone had the same expression on their faces. are you seeing what i am saying? >> it was hot but what is a mass? her critics thought so, even brooke shields told the "today" show -- >> i feel like it is desperate her out want to know who is devising are and why it is necessary. >> more than 150 complaints. >> summer humorous. someone said it was like watching a brawl and other people complained about child pornography, and which she is 20 years old. >> her reaction? >> she left off. it did not seem to faze her. she knew it would get a reaction and that is part of why she did it. everyone was talking about her. >> she was quick to point that out, saying my performance had
306,000 tweets permanent. more than a blackout or the super bowl. and she said exactly what she got in her documentary, the movement. >> strategic hot mass. fossett right now i am at a point where i can do this and be exactly who i want to be here to go for what you want to do. >> the controversial fuel her confidence. in her next video, she was sometimes naked while riding a wrecking ball and clicking a sledgehammer. and this time she wanted to show something different. her vulnerability. >> when the bridge hits and you see her shed a tear. >> a tear over a torture and romance, rumored to be about her fiancee. >> i think she wants to show the sensitive side of her and not
just the party girl. >> soon after its release, wrecking ball became the number one song in the country. they announced they were breaking up for good. and she was invited to host a show. >> who are you? >> what do you mean? i and the old view. >> what did the wild child do next? but surprisingly, she was pretty tame. there was no nudity, and no apologies. >> a file anybody an apology is the people and make the bottom half of the shirt. >> her mild mannered performance capped focus on the music. loss 9. >> she is showing the different sides, the performer. the one thing you cannot deny going back to hannah montana is
she has a good voice. she knows how to sing and wrecking ball puts it out there. ♪ >> i will list some words that some people have used to describe her. disaster. >> definitely not, very calculated and very self aware. >> gifted. >> yes, definitely. >> talent, fearless. >> very fearless. >> and genius. >> i don't know about that. let's not go crazy. >> she is in control, i think she is smart and knows what she wants to do with her career next. >> what she does next, she said it will be unforgettable. >> all want to remember this is what separates me from everybody else.
i get overwhelmed and i will perform because everything has to be perfect. everything has to be huge and a moment. charles barkley sounds off on what is wrong with the nba and how he is going to fix it. >> want to run a team, i will run a team. i will be successful. >> unrestrained. we will talk heisman trophy controversies. is there a double standard template. we will cover all bases. >> uninhibited. >> herschel walker. >> former winner herschel walker lets loose with some surprises about the heisman trophy. >> i was told you actually don't remember getting your heisman trophy in the ceremony. that is true? >> i don't. i don't remember that night of getting the heisman trophy. i really don't.