Kelsea Ballerini made her Saturday Evening Dwell debut on March 4, delivering a pair of heartbreaking songs from her new EP, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat.
For her first musical efficiency of the night, the 29-year-old nation singer confidently stepped onto the Studio 8H stage for an emotional supply of “Blindsided,” a brand new monitor impressed by her latest divorce from singer-songwriter Morgan Evans.
Backed by a full band and donning a zebra patterned black jumpsuit, the three-time Grammy nominee stood amid a big white display that featured a silhouetted dancer who appeared trapped. On the finish of the track, Ballerini added a brand new verse that some speculate is a response her ex-husband’s post-divorce minimize “Over For You.”
“Now you’re singin’ it loud on the radio like you’re the only heart that breaks/ You would’ve searched the whole world over? Yeah, sure, OK,” she sings.
Later within the present, Ballerini returned for a surprising efficiency of “Penthouse.” This time round, she wore an attractive silky white robe and delivered the sluggish ballad in entrance of a giant white piano.
“We played the part five nights, but we were never there on the weekends, baby,” she belted out.
Saturday’s SNL episode was hosted by Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce, who additionally made his debut on the long-lasting NBC sketch comedy present.
Ballerini, who introduced her divorce from Evans in August 2022, addressed her marriage’s dissolution on her latest six-song EP, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, which was launched on Valentine’s Day. The challenge’s handful of songs are plagued by particulars of the couple’s crumbling marriage and the emotional wreckage left in its wake. The EP was accompanied by a 20-minute quick movie.
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat additionally follows Ballerini’s 2022 album, Topic to Change, which displays on her private development over the previous few years.
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