Taylor Swift Performs 'State of Grace' on 'X Factor'
The superstar performed the song off of her latest album Red on the results show
We’re not sure what kind of chances “State of Grace” has a single—it may have been our favorite song off Red, but it’s a little stately and abstract for pop radio, and probably doesn’t quite have the commercial potential of a “22” or “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Still, it’s good to see that Taylor seems to realize what a special song she has, as she debuted it on TV last night on the X Factor results show.
It’s a strong performance, starting off gentle and acoustic and reaching full U2 take-off by the end. Either way, she certainly looks styling in that hat and black-and-white ensemble, and the red mic is a nice touch. Hopefully the performance softened the blow for the eliminated Jennel Garcia and Lyric 145.