Alessia Cara Performs “Scars To Your Beautiful” & “River Of Tears” On ‘SNL’: Watch
She began with a performance of “Scars to Your Beautiful” — her version of TLC‘s “Unpretty” or Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful” — that featured a more pronounced string section, making it feel all the more momentous. Then came deluxe edition track “River of Tears,” which is about recovering from a breakup, sung with more resilience than any 20-year-old is expected to have.
“Well going into this, I never thought, like, ‘I’m going to be a role model,'” Alessia has said. But her SNL set alone has us thinking otherwise.
The night before, Alessia revisited The Tonight Show to impersonate Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Lorde in another edition of “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” Revisit that moment here, then see her make her SNL debut below.