Jason Momoa returned to host SNL for the second time on Saturday, and whereas his duties introduced a couple of enjoyable moments, it was musical visitor — Canadian pop star and dancer extraordinaire — Tate McRae who appeared to actually steal the present.
One week after Timothée Chalamet was on to advertise his upcoming movie Wonka, the big-budget film star theme stored going with Momoa showing in assist of Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. However regardless of the host’s star energy, the excitement on social media principally factors to McRae and her efficiency of the music “Grasping,” which paid homage to her dancing roots.
Right here’s a take a look at what went down, what individuals are saying and what’s coming subsequent on SNL.
After a thankful but uneventful monologue from Momoa, one in all his most talked about sketches of the night time was well timed in theme, as the show gave its take on Thanksgiving parades with The Hudson Information Thanksgiving Week Airport Parade at Newark Airport.
The parade options numerous traveler stereotypes and contains folks like “lady who refuses to verify a bag,” “lady who took her Ambien a bit too early,” “lady with service animals she clearly doesn’t want” and “TSA agent shouting the identical factor 12 other ways.” Momoa performs an airline pilot and parade correspondent on location from the airport Chili’s bar.
One other enjoyable second for Momoa was a sketch primarily based on the favored TikTok pattern the place men are asked how often they think about the Roman Empire. Momoa ended up decked out in full-on gladiator armor as one in all three males rapping about why they consider historical Rome a lot, together with Mikey Day and Keenan Thompson.
McRae’s huge day
The musical guest for the evening was 20-year-old McRae, who initially gained notoriety as the primary Canadian finalist on Fox’s dancing actuality competitors present, So You Suppose You Can Dance, in 2016 on the age of 13.
She piggy-backed on that success by releasing a music referred to as “One Day” in 2017 that went viral on YouTube and TikTok. That earned her a file take care of RCA data, and within the ensuing years her accomplishments embrace having the most-streamed feminine EP of 2021 on Spotify, and being the youngest musician featured on Forbes’ 30 Underneath 30 checklist in 2021.
Her newest album, Suppose Later, is due in early December and on Saturday, she carried out the primary single off of that referred to as “Grasping.”
The efficiency featured a giant second from McRae, who shed all of her back-up dancers for a solo dance break that turned plenty of heads on X (previously Twitter) with some comparing her to Britney Spears early in her profession, and lots of fortunately discovering McRae for the primary time.
After watching her on SNL tonight, I’m proud to say that Pop Music’s subsequent breakout celebrity has formally arrived and her title is Ms. Tate McRae. To sum up her magnificence, model, voice, stage presence and choreography in a single phrase? WOW! 😮🔥 Her future is admittedly brilliant and I’m pic.twitter.com/2v1U0mPcxW
— Ryan, Pop Tradition Junkie (@TheHavanaNation) November 19, 2023
McRae additionally debuted a new ballad referred to as “Grave” on the present. And sooner or later after choosing up loads of new followers on SNL, she turned in yet another epic performance of “Grasping” on the Billboard Music Awards.
The present will return December 2 with Emma Stone as host, which formally makes her a member of the five-timers club. Whereas some legendary hosts have definitely surpassed that quantity, the handful of stars nonetheless sitting on the magic quantity 5 contains Ben Affleck, Melissa McCarthy, Dwayne Johnson, Candice Bergen, Invoice Murray, Justin Timberlake, Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Paul Rudd and Jonah Hill.
Together with Stone, the musical visitor on Dec. 2 will be singer/songwriter Noah Kahan, an indie rock musician from Vermont.
Saturday Evening Reside airs Saturdays on NBC.