Please tell me you've seen the new hit show Songland. If not, go grab some popcorn and binge watch the first three episodes right now—you won't be sorry. I suspected after seeing the previews for the show that it would instantly become one of my favorites, and I wasn't wrong.
For those of you who haven't seen it, it's a songwriting competition where one recording artist will pick a song to record as their own. The songwriters work with some of the most amazing producers in the industry—Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally—to perfect their songs before performing them for the artist a second time.
On Tuesday, Kelsea Ballerini was the recording artist being showcased, and she had amazing songs to choose from, but one really stuck out.
Take a listen below.
Kelsea chose Darius Coleman's "Better Luck Next Time." Ryan Tedder said he "was covered in goosebumps" while listening to the song. Me too, Ryan, me too!
I love that Kelsea chose to go a completely different route than she's used to, saying, "It's a lane that I haven't done, and it feels like something that would be challenging for me, which I like."
Here she is singing the song herself.
Kelsea, you killed it girl. Good choice, and your vocals are on point. I'll be jamming out to this song for the next few months. Let me know your thoughts @katiedj89
Kelsea Ballerini Reveals How Her 'Songland' Selection Challenged Her
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