AceShowbiz - Sam Smith served as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend. It marked his second performance on the sketch show. The British singer/songwriter made his first "SNL" performance back in March 2014 when he was releasing his debut album.
The "Stay with Me" crooner delivered two new songs from his second studio album called "The Thrill of It All" which is coming out on November 3. He sang "Pray" and "Too Good at Goodbyes". He got applauded by fellow British star Niall Horan who tweeted, "Wow!"
Sam Smith was not the only performer during the October 7 episode on "SNL". Earlier on the show, Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance to pay tribute to the victims and families affected by Las Vegas shooting. The mass shooting happened during the country music singer's performance early this month.
The "Dirt Road Anthem" crooner opened the "SNL" with a heartfelt message. He also performed a rendition of Tom Petty's classic hit single "I Won't Back Down" in honor of the iconic musician who passed away from cardiac arrest early this month.
Serving as a host during the latest episode of the NBC sketch show was Gal Gadot. It marked her debut as a host on the NBC sketch show. The Israeli actress spoke Hebrew during her monologue. She later reprised his role as Wonder Woman and kissed Kate McKinnon in one skit and did impressions of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in a "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" faux spin-off.
"SNL" season 43 premiered on September 30. Ryan Gosling served as a host, his "La La Land" co-star Emma Stone made a surprise appearance during his monologue, Jay-Z paid tribute to Colin Kaepernick during his performance, and Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump to roast the President over Puerto Rico crisis and NFL kneeling protests.
Next weekend, "SNL" will welcome Kumail Nanjiani as a first-time host. The "Silicon Valley" actor will be joined by musical guest Pink who is returning to the comedy show to promote her seventh studio effort "Beautiful Trauma" which is due October 13, a day before her "SNL" episode.