By Maxim Mower
Post Malone took the Graceland stage to perform the classic Elvis track, ‘(You're The) Devil in Disguise’, during NBC's festive Elvis-inspired extravaganza, which also featured Lainey Wilson, Kacey Musgraves, The War and Treaty and more.
Posty once again consolidated his shift towards country music, with the ‘Circles’ hitmaker delivering a stormy, dramatic rendition of the Elvis anthem alongside a fiery electric guitar.
Donning a leopard print suit and black turtleneck, the New York chart-topper launched into ‘(You're The) Devil in Disguise’ from beside the iconic Graceland estate swimming pool. Posty and Lainey's outfits from their respective performances have now been put on display in the ICONS exhibit at Elvis Presley's Memphis Complex.
The bearded crooner showcased his signature vibrato throughout the captivating performance, with Post Malone lacing each line with emotion and a powerful sense of gravitas.
In trademark Posty fashion, the genre-fusing maverick concluded his performance with a heartfelt message expressing his love for fans and Elvis himself, before wishing everyone a merry Christmas and promptly leaping - fully clothed - into the pool.
This Christmas at Graceland performance highlighted once again the charisma that Post Malone consistently brings to his country-leaning covers, with the ‘Chemical’ singer-songwriter having previously delivered stellar renditions of Brad Paisley's ‘I'm Gonna Miss Her’ and Sturgill Simpson's ‘You Can Have The Crown’.
More recently, at the 2023 CMA Awards, Post Malone provided one of country music's biggest moments of the year, when he performed Joe Diffie's much-loved track, ‘Pick-Up Man’, alongside HARDY and Morgan Wallen. After the set, Posty's reimagined take on ‘Pick-Up Man’ was released as one of the first singles from HIXTAPE Vol. 3.
We're hoping Post Malone will include ‘(You're The) Devil in Disguise’ in his highly anticipated 2024 Stagecoach set, which is due to consist of an array of classic country covers.
It'll also be fascinating to see whether the Diamond-certified megastar chooses to feature any covers on his eagerly awaited country album, which is expected to arrive in 2024.
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