Adele is not singing the blues this week. The Grammy-winning singer (and avid Beyonce fan) will be hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, and she had the best reaction after landing her first-time hosting gig on the sketch comedy show. Suffice it to say that Adele was incredibly excited as she started shared her feelings about landing the fast-approaching gig.
A lot of viewers tuned in to watch Adele’s Grammy most recent performance back in 2015. Five years later, a similar number will undoubtedly watch her host Saturday Night Live for the first time. Regardless of who tunes in, Adele is still incredibly psyched to add hosting the sketch comedy to her SNL resume. She took to Instagram to celebrate the news with a fantastic post, saying:
Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!! And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!! I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right? It'll be almost 12 years to the day that I first appeared on the show, during an election...which went on to break my career in America, so it feels full circle and I just couldn’t possibly say no!
Am I the only one who thought about “Rolling in the Deep” when Adele mentioned diving into “the deep end” for her Saturday Night Live hosting duties? Probably not. The good news is that Adele agreed to do the metaphorical diving, and she is pumped about H.E.R. being the musical guest. Having previously turned down the Super Bowl halftime show, Adele does not jump at every opportunity that comes her way, but this is one opportunity she was keen to take on.
Adele’s hosting duties come as fans are still waiting for new music from the singer. Her last album came out five years (half a decade) ago in 2015, which she was promoting for that year's performance. Despite a new record not materializing since that time, Adele has remained an integral part of pop culture. It will be the first time in a while that fans have seen Adele outside of her Instagram, where she has shared pictures of her new looks.
Does this hosting gig mean new music is not too far behind? Saturday Night Live tends to be a platform where artists promote new material. Could Adele be about to make a surprise album drop announcement? Earlier this year, Taylor Swift took fans by surprise with just such a release. If there is any surprise news, Saturday Night Live would be the perfect venue where it could be announced.
Otherwise, Adele could just want to have fun by hosting it, period. Either way, it is going to be an exciting Saturday night. As Adele mentioned, the U.S. is in the midst of presidential election season. Whether or not Adele gets to take part in a parody with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump or Jim Carrey’s controversial spin on Joe Biden remains to be seen, but I'm interested to check it out.
Check out the full Instagram post below!
Adele sounds positively amped to host, and who can blame her? It is an exciting time and, believe it or not, her first one ever after being a musical guest on more than one occasion. It should be a bit of a transition for Adele. She has acknowledged she is a “real homebody,” but she will not be spending her upcoming Saturday night at her house.