Almost five years after the then 15 year old Alessia Cara tweeted “I wanna go on SNL one day,” the Canadian artist made her SNL debut, performing two tracks from her 2015 album ‘Know-It-All’.
Cara started SNL with an artistic rendition of her hit single “Scars to Your Beautiful”; the singer provided a more mature interpretation, complete with backup singers and a string section.
For her second song of the evening, Cara delivered a rendition on the ballad “River of Tears,” a bonus track from the album ‘Know-It-All’, with only a piano as backup.
In a Tonight Show interview, Cara called the Saturday Night Live experience “fun and scary,” and she and Jimmy Fallon talked about her 2012 tweet. “I should start tweeting things more often,” Cara joked.