Halsey is no longer a fresh face at Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center, and she made her third appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The 25-year-old “Without Me” singer released her third album, Manic, last week and is preparing to launch a world tour. Before she heads out on the road though, fans were excited to see her perform two new songs during SNL.
@halsey really killed it!!!#SNL pic.twitter.com/4mahsdb1bk
— Diana 💛 (@ilovniallhoran1) January 26, 2020
Halsey previously appeared on SNL in February 2019, when she hosted and performed during an episode. She performed during Sam Rockwell’s episode in 2018. That same year, she made an unannounced appearance with Lil’ Wayne for a performance of “Can’t Be Broken.”
.@halsey killing it bby #SNL
— tamara (@ascarIetIetter) January 26, 2020
This time, Halsey is only performing, with Marriage Story star Adam Driver hosting. She did make an appearance in the pre-taped “Take It Slow” musical sketch. Halsey’s first performance was “You Should Be Sad.”
Ok so I just watched @halsey on @nbcsnl and this might be my favorite musical performance ever!!#SNL
— Jamie Gilmore (@Listen2Gib) January 26, 2020
Halsey’s SNL performance comes after a tumultuous week for the singer. She made headlines earlier this week when she unintentionally called for the “collapse” of One World Trade Center when she complained about Pitchfork’s mixed review of Manic. The website’s office is located inside the tower standing where the Twin Towers once were.
“ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this,” Halsey wrote in a now-deleted tweet after she received criticism for her original post. “Was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm. Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding.”