The Chainsmokers took a page out of Zedd's book when they decided to collaborate with a young country superstar and the gamble definitely paid off! While Zedd picked Maren Morris to sing "The Middle", The Chainsmokers brought on Kelsea Ballerini and made their collaboration stand out by making it a duet with between Drew Taggart and the country singer.
The cross-genre collaborators hit the stage on Ellen to premiere "This Feeling" live for the very first time and sounded amazing!
A few things stood out to me:
- Drew Taggart has CLEARLY put in lots of time working on his vocals. His singing here comes off as stronger than any other live performance I've seen from The Chainsmokers. Check the 3:05 mark
- Kelsea Ballerini nailed it. Period.
- Matt McGuire did what he does every performance and absolutely dominated on the drums!
- Ellen said it was the first appearance by The Chainsmokers on her show. I'd bet my paycheck that they'll be back after this one.
- The stage setup reflected the same visuals featured in the music video.. nice touch!