Blind girl from the Philippines totally redeems Miley Cyrus’s ‘Wrecking Ball’

She reads the lyrics through Braille as she belts out the pop hit.


Published Oct 25, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 3:22 am CDT

Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” has seen its share of covers. Just search for the song on YouTube and you’ll come across versions from every 15-year-old across the U.S.

Here’s the only one you need to watch:

Joyce Jimenez, an 11-year-old from the Philippines, is the newest young belter to try her hand at the Cyrus hit. There’s no doubt the kid has a stellar voice, but look closer as she sings. You’ll see her hand sliding across a piece of paper.

She’s reading the lyrics in braille. Jimenez is blind.

With the controversy surrounding Cyrus these days, one thing can be sure: Even the most conservative of Cyrus’s critics will love this kid’s version of “Wrecking Ball.”

Screengrab via George Doton/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2013, 1:43 pm CDT