Tickets to her Kansas City concert are going for $400 but if you can’t afford to attend you can catch Lauren Daigle on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The Christian music artist gave a powerful performance that’s airing Wednesday afternoon in most markets. You can catch her performance below.
Daigle announced on Facebook Tuesday that she would be appearing and performing on “The Ellen Show” singing her song “Still Rolling Stones” from her latest album, Look Up Child.
An official video of her performance has already been released online ahead of the full episode.
In the chorus she sings,
“All at once I came alive
This beating heart, these open eyes
The grave let go
The darkness should have known
You’re still rolling stones.”
Daigle’s appearance on Ellen is just the latest in a series of breakthroughs for not only the singer herself, but also Christian music in Hollywood.
Daigle’s latest album, Look Up Child, took first place on the Top Christian Albums Chart shortly after its release in September.
Daigle also placed third in the all-genre Billboard 200 category, ranking well-ahead of the world’s top rappers and pop stars like Drake, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.
Daigle’s appearance on Ellen quickly drew controversy as commenters took to her Facebook to express disapproval.
Christians, writing on Daigle’s FB page, recognized her appearance as a chance to share the Gospel like never before.
One wrote, “This is huge for Christians everywhere! We are going into the world and preaching the Gospel! You are living testimony of what Jesus says to do and I am thrilled.”
It’s not the first time a worship song has been performed on the Ellen Show, or even the first time a Christian artist was asked to sing on the show.
Last year, gospel singer Kim Burrell was scheduled to appear – but her performance was cancelled after the singer and pastor criticized homosexuality.
DeGeneres said at the time, “She was doing a Facebook Live, and she said some very not nice things about homosexuals. So, I did not feel that it was good of me to have her on the show and give her a platform after she is saying things about me.”
This week, however, DeGeneres was silent as her producer Andy Lassner came under intense criticism for his continued attacks against First Lady Melania Trump on Twitter. Some saw it as a double standard for DeGeneres.
Lassner, who has not been kind to Christians in the past, has been silent on Daigle’s appearance. Observers hope it will prove that faith, God, and worship still are able to have a place in Hollywood.