Emmy award-winning actor and co-creator, writer and star of the hit Apple TV series, Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis soaked country superstar Kane Brown during their appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (Oct. 7).
During a game similar to skee ball dubbed Ramp It Up!, DeGeneres and Sudeikis rolled balls up a ramp into slots that had dollar amounts listed. Each ball rolled that went into a slot, raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and after hitting their goal of $15,000 dollars, a siren will go off and Brown will be drenched in the splash tank.
“Jason & I will take turns rolling balls up our Ramp It Up! board, it’s like skee ball on steroids for every hole we make a ball into, we’ll win some money to support breast cancer awareness,” DeGeneres explained. “If we can get up to $15,000 dollars the siren will go off and someone [Kane Brown] will get splashed in our splash tank.”
Ahead of the game, Sudeikis explained his decision to partake in the game is to “honor of my mother [Cathy], who is a breast cancer survivor.” While Brown, wearing a sleeveless shirt and shorts, explained that he loves helping people so if being put into a tank to be drenched in water will support a good cause he’s all-in.
“I just love helping people, so if water splashing me is helping people out. I’m down for it, let’s do it!” Brown told DeGeneres.
Sudeikis kicked off the game, missing his first attempt at making a ball into a hole on the ramp, however, that didn’t stop the actor and DeGeneres from beating their original goal of $15,000 and winning $24,000 in donations for RAD-AID, “who is helping to provided breast cancer screening and treatment for women in underserved communities,” while playing the game that soaked “One Mississippi” singer, Kane Brown.
In addition to being soaked in DeGeneres’ splash tank, Brown also took to The Ellen Show stage to perform his pop single “Memory.”
Joined by his collaborator Blackbear, the country superstar gave the television debut of the track.
Produced by Andrew Goldstein and blackbear and written by Brown, Matthew Musto (blackbear), Goldstein, Joe Kirkland and Ernest Smith, “Memory” finds the pair singing about living in the moment and escaping from any pains that life throws at you along the way.
“I wanna live life fast, I don’t know how to slow down/ I wanna get high, I don’t know how to come down/ Help me now, I’m on runnin’ on empty/ And I don’t wanna be a memory/ Live life fast, I don’t know how to slow down/ I wanna get high, I don’t know how to come down/ Help me now, I’m on runnin’ on empty/ And I don’t wanna be a memory,” Brown and Bear sing in perfect harmony on the track’s chorus.
Watch their performance of the hit song below.
A viral painter named Maggie Smith Kuhn also appeared during the star-studded show.