On Sunday night, “Hills” star [artist id=”3187707″]Heidi Montag[/artist] took to the stage for her first live televised musical performance. She appeared at the Miss Universe pageant, live from the Bahamas, to sing her single “Body Language” from her self-titled debut album, out in September.
Donning sparkly, nude-colored track pants with a tuxedo stripe and a black jacket, flanked by dancers, Heidi, who spent this past week practicing for the performance, removed the jacket to expose a nude-colored bra. It was a move that was similar to Britney Spears’ 2000 VMA performance, during which she stripped down while singing “Oops! … I Did It Again.” And although Heidi smiled and seemed somewhat comfortable on the stage throughout her performance, she’s not quite at Britney’s level just yet.
The move comes as no surprise since Heidi has revealed that growing up she idolized the pop star. “I’ve wanted to do music since I could talk,” Montag told MTV News earlier this year. “I used to do plays and singing and voice lessons and practice Britney routines when I was, like, 12. This is the biggest dream of my life.”
Heidi danced and lip-synched throughout the performance, which was interspersed with footage of the contestants competing to be the new Miss Universe. At the end of the short but sweet performance, Heidi thanked the crowd before hosts Billy Bush and Claudia Jordan introduced the judges, who included Heidi’s Playboy photographer, Matthew Rolston.
In the hours leading up to the show, Heidi wrote on Twitter, “All things are possible with God!” She added, “Dreams do come true! Enjoy every moment of this short life!! Today is the BIG day. Thank you God!”
Her husband, Spencer Pratt, supported his wife on Twitter, writing, “Everyone I ask you to please say a huge prayer for @heidimontags first performance for 1 billion eyes tonight on NBC for Miss Universe!”