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Miley Cyrus Jams in a Teensy Bedroom for Her 'Tiny Desk (Home) Concert': Watch the Full Set

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Miley Cyrus performs on Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.

Miley Cyrus crammed into a tiny bedroom for her emotional three-song NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert on Thursday (Jan. 28), which included two originals and a moving cover of a Mazzy Star classic.

The singer, used to putting on a big spectacle, got small for the three-song set, in which she squeezed into a set made to look like a teenager's pink bedroom, complete with scrawled drawings on the wall and miniature furniture.

Dressed in a fuzzy cowboy hat, shades, long black animal-print coat with clashing animal-print pants and vest, Miley looked like a giant in the pocket space, opening with another of her signature Miley-fied covers, a slow-burn take on the already molasses-like 1994 Mazzy Star ballad "Fade Into You." Seated on the bed, Cyrus' quavering, dusky voice wrapped around the song's lyrics about trying -- and failing -- to connect with a lover, leaning back as she sang, "I look to you to see the truth/ You live your life, you go in shadows/ You'll come apart and you'll go black."

Miley ditched the hat,  jacket and glasses, but stayed seated on the bed for the clear-eyed "Golden G-String" from her recent album Plastic Hearts, looking like she was ready to burst out of her self-imposed box as she sang about busting down the walls of the old-boy network and just being herself. Down on her knees as she wailed "That's just the world we're livin' in," the singer channeled one of her idols -- and a Plastic Hearts collaborator -- punk godmother Joan Jett, with her shaggy mullet, dark eye makeup and flexed biceps.

As the camera zoomed out and Miley crawled from the mini-set and her masked, distanced band came into view around her, she stayed in a crouch for the simmering 1980s-style Hearts ballad "Prisoner."

Miley is gearing up to performer at the TikTok Tailgate pre-show event during which she'll rock the stage for the 7,500 health care heroes who the NFL invited to Super Bowl LV. "I’ll be there for TIKTOK TAILGATE!!! I can’t wait to put on a show for the NFL’s honored guests before the game…. Health care workers from Tampa and around the country!" Miley wrote in a Jan. 24 Instagram. The TikTok Tailgate can be watched on Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. ET, either on TikTok or CBS.

On Friday (Jan. 29), Miley tweeted that the tiny room in the NPR concert was "modeled after my own I grew up in at my parents house in Nashville. So many songs written straight onto the walls which were recorded on tape using a karaoke machine my granddaddy gave me for Xmas." Also, not for nothing, she noted that those walls were covered in "Elvis, Hillary Duff, and Metallica posters. Nothing has changed except everything."

Watch Miley's Tiny Desk concert below.