Taylor Swift dropped by The Voice on Monday to be a Mega-Mentor for the first of the “knockout” rounds. There were some touching moments and some solid advice given by the “You Need To Calm Down” singer, but it’s her performance of the “State Song” that has stuck with us most of all.
On an empty set with just Blake Shelton, Swift asks the Country star if he’s ever sang the “State Song.” With a sip and a shake of his head, Shelton responds with a no, opening the door to dare we say, one of Swift’s best performances on television, ever.
“Did you not know that song? It’s like my favorite song,” Taylor adds after she sings through the entirety of the middle school classic. “That’s one of my favorite performances in 17 seasons of this show, was that moment right there,” Blake adds as Swift erupts in laughter. “So good. Wow.”
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In August Taylor Swift released Lover, her 7th studio album. She plans to celebrate with Lover Fest events happening on both coasts next summer. Over the weekend, Taylor was looking back at her debut album, which was released into the world 13 years ago.
“I said in an interview 13 years ago, ‘I'm just hoping that I have a second album that does as well as the first and someday get to be a headliner, and always be the same person that I started out as.’ Scrolling through your posts today has me feeling all the feelings and I want to thank you,” she wrote in a post. “Because of you, there was a 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th and 7th album. You guys made me into a headliner because you wanted to see me play. And your support all these years is what’s helped me stay true to that kid I was when I started out.”