Ellie Goulding's 5 Best Live Songs & A Trip To See Her Play!

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Ellie Goulding hits notes in some of her songs that beg the listener to question how on Earth one human's voice is capable of reaching such heights. Surely it's the magic of Auto-Tune and post-production witchery, right? Wrong. Ellie Goulding really has that vocal range, and it's only when one witnesses her live that her voice can be believed.

We happened to catch her at the Madison Square Garden leg of her North American tour for Halcyon Days (album available here) this past March and left more in love with the chanteuse than ever. Her live show really showcases her impressive talent. And, though seeing her in MSG was a trip, her upcoming May show at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater promises to be a road trip for one lucky fan.

Her Red Rocks show is, unfortunately, sold out. But, that doesn't mean there's no chance of getting in. We've partnered with Ellie and Interscope for a flyaway chance to see the Colorado show and even meet the singer herself. The rules are simple: enter (form is below). What's the worst that could happen?



And, to get you psyched for the trip, here are five of her best performances that demonstrate the force of aural nature that is Ms. Goulding.


"Your Song," Nobel Peace Prize Concert, 2011
Goulding solidified her fame when Prince William and Kate Middleton asked her to sing her cover of Elton John's classic at their wedding. Though this isn't footage from the royal ceremony, it's lovely enough to close your eyes and imagine yourself nestled among other Royals being serenaded by the platinum goddess.


"Anything Could Happen," VEVO GO Show, 2012
Oh, you thought Ellie Goulding needed production help to reach the rafters she hits in this track? Think again.


"Sweet Disposition" (Temper Trap Cover)," Biz Sessions, 2010
Two things must happen when an artist covers someone else's song: they must honor the original while making it completely their own. Goulding does The Temper Trap justice, but adds enough of her own sparkle to make any listener forget the song isn't purely her creation.


"Lights," SNL, 2011
Goulding rode the "Lights" wave for over a year before she landed her guest spot on SNL, but man did it pay off.


"I Need Your Love/Burn," BRIT Awards, 2014
By now, it's evident that Goulding can thrive whether performing an acoustic set or a major production. Her BRIT Award performance captured both sides of her unique coin.