Kelsey Ballerini took the stage at the 2017 HALO Awards to perform her single “Legends” for a crowd of young fans. The Nickelodeon awards show was not where you might expect to see an artist at their best, but Ballerini delivered. Her choreographed, electric performance was one of her best and in context, one of the most meaningful.
The HALO (Helping and Leading Others) Awards honored teens between the ages of 11-15 who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities. This year’s nominees were celebrated for fighting homelessness, empowering girls, disaster relief, and community organization.
When Ballerini sang “Legends”– complete with a light show, backup dancers, and a bedazzled microphone– the lyrics took on a new meaning. Legends are made of people who care about others and take every opportunity to serve those around them.
We didn’t do it for the fame or the glory/
We just did it for you and me/
And that’s why we were legends