Full disclosure: I don’t really know who Meghan Trainor is or what her music sounds like, but I am now a diehard Meghan Trainor fan. I guess that means I’m a fan of her, like, as a person.
So last night on the Tonight Show, after giving a totally fierce performance of “Me Too” (even after watching said performance I don’t really know what Meghan Trainor’s music sounds like, but the performance itself is fierce) Meghan Trainor wipes the fuck out. This isn’t a stumble or a trip, she eats shit. And while the fall in itself is endlessly rewatchable, it’s what happens after that has me totally girl crushing on Trainor.
Trainor just lies there like a goddamn hero. I mean, the performance is over and that just happened, so why get up? Then Fallon, who is laughing at her but also with her, urges her to stay down and joins her on the floor. At last Trainor rises like a phoenix from the ashes and salutes the audience, as they give her a standing ovation. I have chills.
And if that weren’t enough to make me fall in love with Meghan Trainor, today on Good Morning America she revealed that Fallon gave her a do-over but she chose to air the performance in which she fell. “I actually got up and was like, let me do it again,” she says. “And I did it again, but I looked at it and that was the better performance. I was like, ah, just keep it.”
Meghan Trainor: Call me, girl. I think I love you.