We couldn’t NOT post this.
We couldn’t NOT post this.
I’ve been watching Saturday Night Live since I was a kid and I think it’s a lot of peoples’ dream, like mine, to actually see a live taping of it someday in real life. Recently, Saturday Night Live aired a behind the scenes look at what it’s like for their team to transition from the Monologue to the Opener and it is fascinating to watch. The team doesn’t have much time to do it as they’ve only got as long as the intro lasts, but they begin moving as soon as they shout “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Then the countdown begins and I have to admit, as I’m watching the clip and watching them countdown, I’m a little nervous as to how they’re going to take down this huge wall in 25 seconds! Watching this program growing up meant a lot to me and my family. Even in college, if I was out, I would sometimes try to make it back in time to watch if there was an interesting host and especially if the musical act was good. However, there’s a lot that I never took into account that goes into making this production what it is and these transitions are a large portion of that.
Can you believe we stayed up for this ish last night?! Of course you can; it’s a surprise we didn’t set a calendar apt for it. I realized in watching this performance that Nick does this weird thing with his mouth when he sings… anyone notice that? Whatever the case, it’s what comes out of it that matters most, right?
Ariana officially released this song earlier this week, but we heard it for the first time during her performance on SNL! It’s a pretty simple song and doesn’t showcase a whole lot, but it’s such a great “feel good” song that we thought it was perfect for kicking off our Sunday and BIRTHDAY WEEK! It also just kind of goes along with how we’ve been feeling about 2016 in general.
I didn’t get a chance to catch this when it aired last night, but this morning when I woke up all of the blogs were talking about Amy Schumer’s monologue. She was funny, as we all knew that she could be, but she also touched on a pretty serious topic as well which we really appreciated! Congrats to Amy on her first SNL!
So I missed Sia’s performance of “Elastic Heart” last night, but it’s a performance that I was looking forward to all week because Maddie Ziegler was going to be perofrming choreography alongside her. As expected, it didn’t disappoint. Is it weird that I felt like my eyes were glued to her moves rather than Sia herself? I guess that’s not so surprising because Sia herself was in one position the entire time and that was maybe done on purpose to give Maddie more of the attention.
I’ve been jammin’ to this song for the last couople of weeks so I was so excited to be able to catch Kendrick performing this song on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The only thing that creeped me out was his blacked out contacts. It made me feel like the kid from The Grudge was performing this. Kendrick is an amazing performer though. I caught him a couple years back at Bumbershoot and had an opportunity to work with him when I was doing some booking long ago. It’s great to see how far he’s come though! You may have to watch this video by clicking the link and opening a new window. Sorry – but worth it!
This was her first time performing “Love Me Harder” live on TV and it was nice to see The Weeknd join her for it. This is slated to be her next single released. Also The Weeknd totally outshines her on this performance. It feels like she’s really holding back and relying on the backing track for most of this song except for a few rifts.
I also loved how she started out with “Break Free” and was hoping that she would almost continue doing the whole song in this arrangement. Was it just me or did it seem like she was really tired when the song started picking up and she had to mildly dance along to it?
I missed last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featuring Louis C. K. and Sam Smith so when I saw that YouTube videos had been uploaded of his performance, I had to watch it first thing in the morning. Sam Smith is such a talented musician. I remember listening to him over a year ago and wondering where he would be a year later. It’s wonderful that his music has brought him onto Saturday Night Live. The first single “Stay With Me” isn’t one that I have heard very much. “Lay Me Down” though was my entire early 2013. I remember just listening to the song getting ready in the morning and shouting his lyrics at my computer screen.
You guys, I’m like a really good singer.
I missed SNL this weekend with Drake hosting, but was planning on catching up with it later. Here’s just a clip though to either a) hold you over or b) give you a taste of what Drake hosting was like. We think it’s pretty great.
It’s amazing that I was able to stay up for Paul Rudd hosting Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but I knew that with him on the show there were definitely going to be a few surprises. And I was right! Hello cast of Anchorman singing “Afternoon Delight” alongside One Direction. It was a pretty great episode and I found myself enjoying this skit above the most. Second most favorite part of the episode? One Direction performing “Story of My Life.” I finally get the appeal behind One Direction and Harry Styles. *Small swoon.
For the past two days, my co-worker Nadia has been asking me if I have started watching the television series “Scandal.” Truth? I’ve been meaning to…for the last three seasons! I can’t believe they are already that far along. Kerry Washington has been on my radar for years as a style icon and when I first learned that she would be in ABC’s “Scandal” I thought that it would be a show that I would catch on to. Now, I’m thinking I might have to start sooner than later because of these amazing cupcakes she sent to the staff at Saturday Night Live after her hosting gig. This is why we love her. For reference, the text on these cupcakes were from her parody of “What Does the Fox Say” from Saturday Night Live. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to.
Is it weird for me to say that I actually was entertained by this? I thought it was funny! I missed Miley on Saturday Night Live last night, but am planning on watching it later this afternoon. How did she do?