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SNL: Kate McKinnon covers Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah as Hillary Clinton

NBC

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type
TV Show
Genre
Comedy
Network
NBC

Saturday Night Live kicked off its first episode after the presidential election with a powerful tribute to both losing candidate Hillary Clinton and legendary musician Leonard Cohen.

The episode, which was hosted by Dave Chappelle, opened with cast member Kate McKinnon performing a cover of Cohen’s classic track “Hallelujah” while dressed as Clinton.

“I did my best, it wasn’t much. I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch. I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you,” McKinnon sang, as she sat behind a piano on the Studio 8H main stage. “And even though it all went wrong. I’ll stand before the Lord of Song. With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah.”

As the song ended, McKinnon-as-Clinton turned to the camera, saying, “I’m not giving up, and neither should you. And live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”

The emotional opening was praised on social media, and NBC released video of the performance before the episode even ended. Watch below.

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Micheals.
type
TV Show
seasons
44
Genre
Rating
TV-14
run date
10/11/75
Network
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