Lizzo introduced some vacation cheer to Saturday Night time Reside on Dec. 17.
Stepping in for beforehand introduced performers Yeah Yeah Yeahs — who canceled as a result of the band’s guitarist Nick Zinner continues to be recovering from pneumonia — the pop-rap star served because the NBC sketch comedy collection’ last musical visitor of 2022.
For her first efficiency in the course of the Austin Butler-hosted episode, Lizzo remodeled the stage into her personal private bed room whereas delivering “Break Up Twice,” a moody monitor from her newest album, Particular, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in July. Wearing a silky white nightgown, the efficiency started with Lizzo rising away from bed to close off a buzzing alarm and ended with the artist belting out the tune with the backing of a full band.
Later within the present, the singer-rapper handled viewers to a canopy of Stevie Surprise‘s 1967 vacation basic “Sometime at Christmas,” which she launched as an Amazon Music Authentic in November. In true vacation spirit, Lizzo donned a silver and gold costume whereas passionately delivering the tune amid a number of fantastically adorned and lit Christmas bushes.
“I selected to cowl ‘Sometime at Christmas’ not simply because it’s a basic, however as a result of it’s a reminder to us that just about 60 years later, we’re nonetheless preventing for peace, compassion, and equality,” she stated in a previous assertion. “A pleasant reminder to unfold love and kindness this vacation season.”
Along with serving because the night’s musical visitor, Lizzo additionally made a cameo in the course of the “Please Don’t Destroy Me” skit, the place host Butler will get pitched on the concept for a plastic clothes line. “I ain’t acquired no planties on,” she whispers to her boyfriend Martin.
Lizzo pulled double-duty on SNL earlier this 12 months, serving as each musical visitor and host. In between hilarious sketches, the artist debuted her Particular title monitor and carried out her Sizzling 100 chart-topper “About Rattling Time.”
Watch Lizzo’s SNL performances under. For these with out cable, the published streams on Peacock, which you’ll be able to join on the hyperlink right here. Having a Peacock account additionally offers followers entry to earlier SNL episodes as properly.