Nickelodeon celebrated its 2017 HALO Awards Nov. 26 with superstar performances, including one from our very own Kelsea Ballerini.

And y’all, her performance of “Legends” took it to the next level.

If there was ever a question in our minds as to whether or not Kelsea could become as big of a pop star as she is a country star, that question was answered.

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Dressed in black, skinny cropped pants and a matching black and gold top, she flipped that high ponytail around and held her own last night, with backup dancers and a beat-driven track, like a total diva.

Kelsea’s music isn’t just for country fans—it’s for fans of all genres of music, period. And all the fans were absolutely loving her last night.

The HALO Awards celebrate youth leadership by honoring four outstanding kids from around the country who are making a difference in the world.

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Kelly Clarkson was also honored during the show with the HALO Hall of Fame award, which Kelsea presented.

We love to see both of these ladies using their celebrity to teach and mold the young minds of tomorrow to be great leaders and people.

Kelsea is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the upcoming 2017 Rare Country Awards! To cast your vote, visit today.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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