USMagazine, Monday, November 22, 2010, 6:32am (PST)
Miley Cyrus wore her heart on her sleeve at Sunday's American Music Awards at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles.
The star -- who turns 18 on Tuesday -- seemed to allude to the bitter end of parents Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus' 17-year marriage in a somber, stripped down performance of the song "Forgiveness and Love."
Wearing a Marchesa gown, Miley brooded: "The only thing that are hearts are made of/Are the acts of forgiveness and love."
A source tells UsMagazine.com of the song choice: "The lyrics seem really appropriate to what’s going on in her life."
But "Forgiveness and Love" wasn't the Hannah Montana star's first song choice. "For a while she’d been planning to do 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' but then a few days ago she switched it," the source explains.