On Monday’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon invited a special guest to play with the show's band, The Roots.
Roxanne Chalifoux, a Villanova University student and school band member, performed with The Roots and talked with Fallon about the now viral footage of the piccolo player crying following Villanova's loss to North Carolina State University on Saturday during the NCAA Tournament.
According to ESPNW, the 22-year-old senior had to miss class to appear on the show, but her professors weren't too upset. One teacher took a picture of the class posing in front of a photo of Chalifoux's crying face with the caption, "Cheer up! You got to be on Jimmy Fallon!"
Chalifax is embracing her newfound stardom but says she was just doing her job Saturday night.
"I don't really understand why it went viral, but I think what I'm getting out of it is people thought it was either amusing or really sad or were impressed that, despite the tears streaming down my face, I kept playing," Chalifoux told ESPNW. "I guess I appreciate that. I'm in the band. If it's time to play the fight song for the team, I'm going to play the fight song for the team. It doesn't matter if I'm smiling or crying."
At the time of publication, the video had over 1.2 million views.
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