Team USA's Latest Fan Girl: Taylor Swift

Pop singer salutes World Cup champs with 'Style'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 12, 2015 1:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Taylor Swift was a true all-American girl at her concert as she honored the US women's soccer team by bringing them onstage, hours after the team was feted with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Fresh off their World Cup championship, the players joined Swift on Friday night during "Style" at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJy. Four of the players are from New Jersey. Concertgoers screamed loudly for the players, who waved two American flags and sang along to Swift's hit song. They also brought their trophy and let the singer hold it. "I wanna hold it one more time," Swift said. They huddled like a team at the end of the performance, and the audience chanted "USA" after they exited.

Swift's girl-power swagger continued when she and her famous friends re-created her popular "Bad Blood" video onstage. Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid, and Lily Aldridge—all dressed in character from the song's action-filled music video—joined the star during the beat-driven track. "We're going to bring the 'Bad Blood' video to life," Swift said. And before Swift called out the soccer team during "Style," she introduced model Heidi Klum, who worked the singer's stage like a runway. But the night wasn't completely dominated by women. Swift brought The Weeknd onstage to sing his latest hit, "Can't Feel My Face," even singing some of the second verse. Swift closed with the anthemic "Shake It Off."

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