'Saturday Night Live': Adele belts out her hits during reality show spoof, fans say 'made this year better'
This week’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) was hosted by Adele with HER as the musical guest. The cold open recreated the October 22 debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with Alec Baldwin as Trump and Jim Carrey as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Maya Rudolph played the moderator Kristen Welker. The cold open also featured Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani.
In her monologue, Adele addressed the most talked about topics – her new album and her weight loss. The Grammy winner said, “I know that that there has been a lot of chatter about me just being the host. I have seen all of it. Why isn't she the musical guest and stuff like that? There are a couple of reasons. My album is not finished. I also am too scared to do both.” She added, “I would rather just put on some wigs – and this is all mine by the way (referring to her hair) – have a glass of wine or six and just see what happens.” She further said, “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me. But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me. And this is the half I chose.”
During a spoof of the reality show ‘The Bachelor’, Adele appeared as herself and a contestant in the show. In the parody of the ABC dating competition show, Adele and the other contestants tried to woo bachelor Ben K, played by Beck Bennett. In her introduction, Adele said, “Hi I'm Adele Adkins, I'm 32. You may know me as the singer Adele. I'm here because I've had a lot of heartbreak in my life. First at 19, and then sort of famously at 21. And then even more famously at 25.” She added, “But I have a really good feeling about Ben K. It's only night one but I could already tell he's the love of my life.”
In the skit, fans got what they wished for – Adele singing. Even though they were just a few lines from her songs – it would have satisfied the viewers. Adele kept interrupting the other contestants by breaking into a song every now and then. She sang hits like ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘When We Were Young’. Then at one point, when Chloe Fineman's Hannah B was having her alone time with Beck’s Ben, Adele interrupted them by singing ‘Hello’. She also sang ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Before concluding the act she joked, “Thank you everyone, catch me next week on Love Island.”
Fans took to Twitter to express their surprise over the show. One fan wrote: “Adele not being musical guest but still singing “someone like you”, “when we were young”, “rolling in the deep”, AND “hello” in her skit!!!” One user commented, “Adele singing on SNL made this year a little bit better.” Another wrote: “Adele was a joy on SNL tonight..she looked beautiful, and was funny..wanted more singing though, luv her voice..” One fan stated, “Watching The Batchelor sketch. You can't have Adele on SNL without her singing.” One user tweeted, “I love seeing how all the daydreamers have come alive... Adele was amazing on SNL. I started screaming and crying when she started singing....” A fan opined, “@adele singing to us for 30 seconds in #snl will get me through the rest of the year. we’ve been blessed.”
Adele was a joy on SNL tonight..she looked beautiful, and was funny..wanted more singing though, luv her voice..— femdem (@democrat1947) October 25, 2020
Watching The Batchelor sketch. You can't have Adele on SNL without her singing#SaturdayNightLive— James Cheeseman (@shaggy84329) October 25, 2020
‘Saturday Night Live’ airs on NBC at 11.30 pm ET.