Before Taylor Swift accepted her Billboard Woman on the Year honor, she had a different honor to watch: Her friend Ingrid Michaelson performing Swift’s 1989 song “Clean.”
Ingrid says she aimed to capture the song’s carpe diem spirit by helping fans overcome their deepest fears. “It’s a song celebrating life. It’s about overcoming any darkness in your heart and choosing to live in the present.”
ABC recently ran an online poll ranking fans’ top music moments in season nine. Ingrid’s non-album cut, “Into You,” took home first place. ‘Atta girl.
We hope you enjoy Ingrid’s beautiful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.