Alessia Cara Gets Mad Love From Taylor Swift for 'Bad Blood' Cover: Watch

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Alessia Cara performs during the Def Jam Upfronts 2015 Showcase Powered By Samsung Milk Music & Milk Video at Arena on May 12, 2015 in New York City.  

Alessia Cara just made a big, new fan thanks to an acoustic cover of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" she performed for BBC Radio 1 -- Ms. Swift, herself. 

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The pop star shouted out the up and coming 18-year old Canadian Def Jam signee Cara's cover on Twitter Wednesday, responding to the impressive reworking that includes Kendrick Lamar's verse. Needless to say, Cara was a bit surprised. 

Cara’s cover of “Bad Blood” (and Taylor’s tweet) sent the track racing back to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140. The attention also boosted Cara’s own single “Here,” which simultaneously climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart.

In her cover, Cara performs on guitar with just a piano accompaniment, occasionally breaking it down with finger-snapping refrains.

Watch it here:


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