Watch Taylor Swift Sing Anything Could Happen With Ellie Goulding
By Jessica Rawden 2013-08-24 17:12:02
Taylor Swift may not be so great at relationships, but she does know how to sell out and please a packed stadium. The 23-year-old singer and songwriter has been busy touring in promotion of her wildly successful 2012 album, Red, for months, and she recently spent a few nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. During the tenure of her tour, the 23-year-old has magnanimously invited a few big guest stars to join her onstage and for the third night performance at the Staples Center gig, the singer asked another pop star, Ellie Goulding, to partner with her for a duet of the singer's hit song, “Anything Could Happen.”
It’s a little surprising that Swift wouldn’t ask Goulding to sing a song off of Red, but since that album was released nearly a year ago, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if she was a little tired of performing the same routine every night. Asking people to join her onstage probably allows her to shake things up a little bit and keep things feeling fresh. Plus, if I had to cover a Goulding song, “Anything Could Happen,” is a pretty fun one, as the girls of The X Factor’s Fifth Harmony have also proved.
While Swift’s guest stars may not be as exciting as the guests the Rolling Stones were able to reel in during that band’s recent tour, a few big names have taken the stage with Swift over the past several months, including Tegan and Sara and Carly Simon. I’m not the world’s biggest Swift fan (It’s hard to be after some of her singles from this past album), but I totally dig the girl power in her tour and the fact that Swift is not running around naked like some of her contemporaries.
Goulding also seems to be really blown away by Swift’s invitation to join her live show. The 26-year-old U.K. singer recently took to Twitter to discuss the big event.
I would be interested to see how an actual collaboration between the two ladies might pan out, but in the meantime, at least we have YouTube at our disposal to catch the “Anything Could Happen” cover whenever we want.