Alessia Cara Accepts Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Music Genre Challenge – 97.9 WRMF

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Alessia Cara has been jimmy fallonis Monday’s guest The show tonightand also joined Fallon for the latest edition of his “Musical Genre Challenge”.

The game featured Fallon and Alessia singing popular tunes in different musical styles. For example, Alessia delivered Doja Cat“Kiss Me More” in the style of a 1960s folk song, and justin bieber and Kid LAROIthe song “Stay” from as a jazz/swing piece.

Jimmy gave BTS‘ “Butter” an 80s new wave twist and the Spider Man theme a British invasion of the 60s.

While chatting with Fallon, Alessia discussed her new Christmas single, “Jingle Bell Rock,” available on Amazon Music. As for why she chose this song over the many other holiday standards, she explained that while she normally gravitates towards the more melancholic tunes, a “joyful and happy” song is what we all need right now. . However, there was another reason why she had chosen him.

“I wanted to sing the line, ‘Giddy-up jingle horse.’ said Alessia, noting, “That makes you laugh, like, what’s a jingle horse?”

The 25-year-old “Shapeshifter” singer also opened up about her first band, formed with her cousins, called lilacs — “We played in very small venues like my living room, my family’s living room,” she recalls — and her acting turn in Amazon season two Annual departurenext to Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulce Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, X-Mayo and host Yvonne Orji.

Alessia will perform ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, as well as her own song, ‘Make It to Christmas’, on NBC’s annual show Christmas at Rockefeller Centeraired Wednesday.

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