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 of 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. In the past, Swift expressed hesitation over performing the song live since it's so personal. However, she made an exception for the at-home concert, in support of the healthcare workers on the frontlines and individuals battling COVID-19. "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 Barbara Streisand's "People," Lady Gaga shared 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 made this a memorable performance that will tug at your heartstrings.