Reba McEntire Avoids ‘Trouble’ With Taylor Swift Cover on ‘Best Time Ever’ [Watch]
Thanks to Best Time Ever host Neil Patrick Harris, we now know Reba McEntire would have been the perfect saloon entertainment back in the day. After appearing as the “guest announcer” during NBC's live show on Tuesday night (Oct. 20), McEntire took the stage during its "end of show" segment, this time themed for the Wild West, where she was featured as the accompanying entertainment for a bar brawl. The artist turned Taylor Swift’s “Trouble" — which has fitting lyrics but a typically pop style — into a classic country hoedown with a bit of 19th century flair.
After the show, McEntire posted on Facebook saying she flubbed the song because she was nervous, but it’s hard to even notice during the performance with all that’s going on around the singer. Harris and his sidekick Nicole Scherzinger, along with a host of dancers and actors, have a good ole fashion saloon face-off while McEntire continues the tune from the stage.
After the last stand between Harris and a pint-sized cowboy, McEntire walks to center stage and gets in the last punch.
“Get ‘im, boys! Get ‘im outta here!” she calls as they take Harris away.
It looked like McEntire had a blast on the theatrical live show, which probably reminded her of her time in Vegas lately. The star has been performing as part of a residency with Brooks and Dunn, titled Reba, Brooks and Dunn: Together in Vegas, which runs through December and recently added more dates in May 2016. She also recently took a trip to Italy where she not only received a humanitarian award from the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, but made some tourists’ day with an impromptu rendition of Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never.” She may have embarrassed Dunn, but the fellow restaurant-goers seemed to love it.
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