Last night's emotional performance of "New Year
's Day" from Taylor Swift on The Tonight Show
was a tear-jerker for more than one reason. The singer was not scheduled to appear on last night's episode (Nov. 13), but given that it was Jimmy Fallon
's first night back on the job following the passing of his mother Gloria Fallon, writer/producer Mike DiCenzo explained, "We we wanted something special for this first show back, so we asked her on a complete whim, since she had been in town doing SNL. She said yes with zero hesitation."