Taylor Swift brought me to tears with her heartbreakingly beautiful performance of "Soon You'll Get Better" for the One World: Together at Home concert on Saturday night. The singer was one of the final acts for the unique globally broadcast event, and her emotional track off the Lover album really drove the message of the evening home.
The song, originally accompanied by the Dixie Chicks, was inspired by Swift's mother, Andrea, and her battle with cancer over the past few years. Soon after the release of Lover, Swift said she wasn't sure if she'd ever perform the track live because it's so personal. However, she made an exception for the at-home concert, aimed to honor the healthcare workers on the front lines against the COVID-19 pandemic and uplift the spirits of people around the world. "Soon you'll get better" is a message so many people need to hear right now.
In addition to Swift's song, other celebrities joined forces to share their talents for the powerful event. Jennifer Lopez sat down for a low-key cover of Barbra Streisand's "People," Lady Gaga performed Charlie Chaplin's classic tune "Smile," and Kacey Musgraves graced audiences with her lovely track "Rainbow."
Watch Swift's strikingly personal performance above. Her vulnerability and the poignant lyrics make this a memorable performance that will tug at your heartstrings.