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Watch Kelsea Ballerini's Mesmerizing SNL Performances

Ballerini blew the crowd away with her hypnotizing Saturday Night Live debut. 

By Jessica White
Kelsea Ballerini: Blindsided (Live)

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Country-pop superstar Kelsea Ballerini made her debut as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, and she had the crowd hooked from the moment she took the Studio 8H stage. 

Ballerini joined Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who also made his SNL Host debut for the March 4 episode.

For context, Ballerini is a powerhouse vocalist with several country hits—and she's also a former part-time Coach on The Voice. Choosing two singles from her recently released EP, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, the singer delivered a vulnerable and chilling performance that was equally heart-wrenching and heartwarming. But did we expect anything less from her?

Watch Kelsea Ballerini's amazing SNL performances, below! 


Kelsea Ballerini: Blindsided (Live)

Ballerini looked slick in a black body suit for her performance of "Blindsided," the chilling break-up ballad from Rolling Up the Welcome Mat. Cast in dreamy blue lighting, Ballerini stood in front of a screen where a dancing silhouette echoed her movements, creating an eye-catching shadow show. And while the silhouette's contemporary dance was hypnotizing, Ballerini's passion and chilling vocals took the spotlight. As the song hit its haunting crescendo, Ballerini sang the final notes in a flurry of strobe lights, invoking goosebumps. 


Kelsea Ballerini: Penthouse (Live)

Ballerini was just getting started, later delivering an equally-chilling performance of "Penthouse." She stripped the set of any theatrical distractions, allowing her angelic vocals and outstanding piano arrangement to become the centerpieces.

Some of the song's haunting lyrics include, "We played the part five nights / But we were never there on the weekends, baby / We got along real nice, but when I left town, did you hate me? / One day, the curtain started coming down / You changed the second we were moving out / I guess wrong can look alright / When you're playing home in a penthouse, baby."

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