On the Studio 8H stage, Kelsea Ballerini transformed her sadness into art. The 29-year-old country singer appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time as a musical performer during the programme that tight end Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs hosted.
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Midway through the performance, Ballerini made her first appearance on stage to perform “Blindsided,” a song from her most recent EP, Rolling Up the Welcome Mat, which was greatly influenced by her divorce from ex-husband Morgan Evans.
The country singer delivered the song while a silhouette danced in the background behind a bright screen while donning a skin-tight black dress with numerous cuts throughout.
“And now you’re claiming you’re lost, and I’m not getting it. I know the truth is painful to hear, but it wasn’t difficult to find. Sweetheart, were you blindsided or were you just blind? You never wanted to leave the house or have a family.” Ballerini performed.
Later on in the programme, Ballerini made a second appearance and performed “Penthouse,” another song from her just-released EP. The diva chose a long, flowing white gown with a slit down the leg for that performance.
The slow ballad was performed by Ballerini in front of a white piano that was set up behind her on the SNL stage.
“One day, the curtain started coming down / I changed the second we were moving out / I guess wrong can look alright / When you’re playing home in a penthouse, baby,” Ballerini sang on the track.
After nearly five years of marriage, Ballerini filed for divorce from Evans, 37, in August. Their separation was finally completed in November. The “Peter Pan” singer and Outer Banks celebrity Chase Stokes have since been linked.
Ballerini appeared on an episode of Call Her Daddy a few days after releasing her Rolling Up the Welcome Mat EP, which was accompanied by a short film of the same name, and shared additional information about the breakdown of her marriage, including her breaking point, sleeping on the couch, and allegedly being made to choose to give up half of the house.
Evans appeared to address it on social media the day before the complete episode aired, saying it made him “sad” to hear someone he “spent so much of my life with” say “things that aren’t fact.”
Evans just launched a five-part docuseries that takes viewers inside the making of his CMC Rocks performance, during which he debuted his song “Over for You,” which is about his separation with Ballerini.
The project follows Evans on his Australian tour, only weeks after he went through the split. The “Young Again” singer is seen in the video returning home and spending time with his family.