SNL: Hologram album sketch features Tupac, Fred Astaire, more
“Do you like Rihanna but wish she was really Eartha Kitt?” a hologram of the late Bing Crosby (played by Beck Bennett) asked on Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live. If your answer is yes, then the sketch show has a treat for you.
The late-night series used the same technology that’s been placing deceased singers on stage in hologram form to tease a spoof album called Dead Bopz that recreates “great artists from the past and makes them sing the songs of today.”
The fictional album features Paul Robeson’s cover of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire singing a toe-tapping rendition of Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything,” and Ethel Merman — otherwise known as “the Selena Gomez of the ’50s” — covering “Hands to Myself.” Tupac also makes an appearance because, as Crosby says, “You can’t mention singing holograms without Tupac showing up.”
Watch the sketch below.