Lizzo thrilled fans by announcing she’s the next guest on Saturday Night Live, and here’s who will host the show that day
Lizzo surprised her 13 million Instagram followers on Saturday night when she treated them to the news that she will be Saturday Night Live’s next musical guest on December 17.
The Grammy-winning superstar, 34, posted a picture of three sticky notes announcing that she will be paired with Elvis star Austin Butler, 31, who will serve as guest host.
‘SURPRISE!’ Lizzo captioned the image, bookending ‘@nbcsnl’ with two Christmas tree emojis.
Lizzo’s assumption of the musical spot comes after the previously scheduled performers, the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, announced that they had to drop out after guitarist Nick Zinner contracted pneumonia.
‘It’s been an up and down recovery process,’ the band wrote on Instagram on Saturday. ‘The band’s top priority is supporting Nick through a full recovery, as a result we had to pull out from our engagements of KROG’s Acoustic Christmas and Saturday Night Live.’
Lizzo’s fans and friends were still excited to see her back on SNL after she recently hosted it.
‘YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,’ trumpeted singer SZA in Lizzo’s comments section.
‘I CANNOT WAIT,’ declared a fan.
‘Did my dreams come true?’ asked another follower. ‘Dream man and my favorite woman.’
SNL originally broke the news during its show on Saturday night, leading Lizzo to confirm the announcement with her Instagram post shortly thereafter.
The Good as Hell hitmaker already rocked SNL earlier this year when she pulled double duty in April, serving as host and musical guest.
Lizzo nailed her opening monologue at the start of her SNL debut on April 16, giving a shoutout to her mom in the audience and joking that she was going to set the world record for saying ‘b***h’ on TV.
‘I’m really like 50% that b***h,’ cracked the megastar, ‘10% boss b***h, and 40% flute playing, band nerd b***h.‘
The megastar went on to prove her sketch comedy skills by performing in every skit of the night.
She then brought down the house at the end of the show, performing her hit songs About Damn Time and Special while twerking and playing the flute.
Lizzo’s triumphant return to SNL caps off a major year for the singer and her career.
Her documentary Love, Lizzo premiered on HBO Max at the end of November, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
She also released her fourth studio album called Special in July.
That blockbuster collection of songs climbed to number two on the Billboard 200 and received critical acclaim.
And since Lizzo won’t be doing double duty on SNL this time around, her host will be Elvis heartthrob Austin Butler.
Hollywood’s new leading man posted the same sticky note picture on his Instagram with a single heart emoji.