The former Disney star, who performs 'Wrecking Ball' on the singing competition, disappoints her fans by appearing onstage in floor-length dress and a turban.
Miley Cyrus hit the stage of U.K.'s "The X Factor" during the competition's results show on Sunday night, November 17. The 20-year-old singer was slated to treat fans with the live rendition of her latest chart-topping single, "Wrecking Ball".
Cyrus began singing the song emotionally from the top of a fake mountain while some scenes were being played as the background. After finishing her set, Cyrus received a standing ovation from the show's judges that included Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne.
Cyrus, who likes to show off a lot of skin during her shows, looked tame that night. She was wearing a turban with a gold detail and a floor-length silky Marc Jacob dress. According to reports obtained by British press, the singer's kids-friendly performance came after the executives of the singing competition warned her to behave.
The show's bosses wanted to pre-record the performance to ensure Cyrus' unpredictable antics wouldn't be aired live, but the star said no. They then threatened to mute the sound and cut the camera angles if she misbehaved.
"Miley has been read the riot act and told it's a family show and none of her recent behavior will be acceptable," a source told British's Daily Star. "She has been banned from smoking, swearing, twerking provocatively or implying any kind of sex act while on stage."
However, her covered-up appearance on the show disappointed viewers. Some fans said on Twitter that the performance was plain and boring. "Oooh a sheer, shiny dress. But one Kate Moss wore about 15 years ago #miley #XFactor," a Twitter user said. Others compared her whole look to Disney character Aladdin and a Ferrero Rocher. Some also wondered if Cyrus would try a new job as a fortune teller.