Shawn Mendes Joins Jimmy Fallon for Incredible Classroom Instruments Performance


Pop superstar Shawn Mendes showed up recently on the set of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform his hit song “Treat You Better.”

But this was no ordinary performance.

Instead, Mendes joined Fallon and the talented band The Roots to perform his iconic song on a slew of classroom instruments such as a kazoo, tambourine, bongos, hand clappers and ukulele.

Mendes’ instrument of choice?

Well, a spoon of course.

And while the performance that took place on the Monday (Oct. 9) episode of The Tonight Show looked like a mighty fun time, especially during catchy parts of the hit song, Mendes has admitted in the past that he sometimes gets a tad camera-shy.

“I’m the most nervous guy,” Mendes says in a recent interview. “Really, what I started to realize is that when you get nervous around people, when you get nervous on stage, it genuinely means you care. And the second you stop getting nervous is maybe when there’s a problem, you know? So, I really take nerves to heart. Nerves mean that there’s something inside thinking like you need to care about this.”

But heck, Mendes showed no signs of nervousness during this particular performance. The only thing we noticed was that big smile on his face.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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