Sia Performed 'Alive,' 'Bird Set Free' From New Album 'This Is Acting' on Controversial 'SNL'
Sia made a splash on SNL last night with her performances of "Alive" and "Bird Set Free" off of her upcoming album, This Is Acting. It was widely publicized that she'd be appearing on Saturday Night Live with the ever controversial Donald Trump. It was the pop star's third appearance on the show this year including the show where she did her SNL 40 episode with Kanye West.
In typical Sia fashion, she donned a giant bow and had a hairstyle that completely covered her face, while belting a hit that was originally intended for Adele and the other "Bird Set Free." There was some modern dancing by a martial artist involved in the performance. Sia wore a tuxedo and enlisted the help of a backing choir.
Trump caused quite a stir during the episode when he performed a parody of the Drake hit song, "Hotline Bling." While dressed in a grey suit, the infamous public figure did an awkward little dance to the song as SNL cast member Jay Pharaoh impersonated Drake, vehemently defending his moves (like those he called "the sneaky fish" and "the miracle whip").
The female cast members of SNL additionally took shots at at M.I.A's "Bad Girls" which has recently been parodied in a new digital short clip. Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon took jabs at the chorus of "live fast, die young, bad girls do it well," as they performed mundane tasks that one would do in their daily life. In one shot the an SNL cast member requests to go to the second floor in an elevator when everyone else is going to floors in the 60s.
Next week's episode will feature Elizabeth Banks, musical act Disclosure as well as Lorde and Stan Smith.