As if “Drivers License” could be any more emotionally devastating, singer Olivia Rodrigo’s just took it up a notch with the latest version of her lovesick chart-topper. She mesmerized viewers tuning into the latest episode of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” with a stripped-down rendition of the epic teen heartbreak anthem.
The song made its TV debut on Fallon’s show Thursday. Watch the video below to see 17-year-old Rodrigo’s performance.
Between the swelling violins, the grand piano, and the shimmering curtain of a spotlight, it’s a performance that Rodrigo summed up best, in a tweet made after the segment aired: “So surreal.”
The world became obsessed with the Disney+ star’s unexpected smash hit (and its eyebrow-raising IRL love triangle) a month ago, and its sway is as strong as ever.
Now with this orchestral treatment, we can bawl in our bedrooms to something even more melodramatic.
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