What happens when you take one of the biggest songs of the year and have some of the biggest celebrities in the world read the lyrics out loud? You get some hysterical renditions of Drake’s smash hit “Hotline Bling” performed (use that word how you please) by huge stars from Bryan Cranston to Rooney Mara just to name a few.
SNL has been having in many people’s opinions one of their worst seasons in recent years this year. Many is to blame for this, the obvious being the departure of beloved cast members Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig. Jason Sudeikis still being there is a big puzzler as he has stated he is ready to go and you can kind of tell he doesn’t want to be there anymore. Add five new cast members that really just aren’t funny and hosts that we think will be good but turn out to be sort of duds (Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Craig) and it just really has been bum city.
Who of course to save the day? None other than Justin Timberlake! He will be doing double duty that night as host and musical guest, something that he has done before. Whereas Justin’s acting abilities on the big screen hasn’t really been taken to many a liking, he has always had rave reviews (and Emmy wins) for his SNL hosting gigs. Let’s all hope he repeats ones that he has done before, like the “Bring it all into…” whatever this one might be (Omeletteville, Liquorville). The “Barry Gibb Show” with Jimmy Fallon has got to be one of the funniest ones that they have done in a long time so let’s hope for that too. Andy Samberg coming back to a digital short? Please.
Watch on March 9th at 11:30 PM on NBC. NBC is still a network.