Demi Lovato's 'Saturday Night Live' Appearance Should Totally Include Her Participating In Skits, Too
In case you didn’t get enough of Demi Lovato at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night — I mean, I wouldn't blame you, because there really is no such thing as too much Demi Lovato — you’ll be happy to hear this newly confirmed news: Demi Lovato will perform on Saturday Night Live on October 17. Not only that, but the occasion will mark Lovato’s first performance on SNL. This is so exciting!
Of course, Lovato is thrilled — or, at least, that's the vibe she gave off when she announced the news. Case-in-point: Lovato announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon with a lovely little expletive, and more exclamation marks than I can count. Now that's the Demi we all know and love!
Personally, ever since the news dropped, I’ve been dreaming up all of the songs I hope she sings, the costumes I hope she wears — and wishing against all odds that she gets the chance to perform in a couple of skits in addition to her singing responsibilities, because oh my God, how amazing would that be?
Just imagine it: You have Lovato — who got her start in the ‘biz on Barney and Friends and, later, coupled her music career with acting gigs on shows and TV movies like Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance — performing on one of the best sketch comedy shows of all time. Certainly, she has enough acting chops to handle herself during some of the skits. Not to mention the fact that some of the best SNL moments have come from surprise appearances by the musical guest... how else do you think we all found out that Justin Timberlake is as good as he is on SNL ?
Similarly, how did we know that no one is better at laughing at herself than Miley Cyrus? How did we find out that Will Ferrell was (jokingly) dating Britney Spears? All of these memorable moments from SNL history happened when musical guests either hosted the show or were allowed to partake in the comedy sketch fun.
And just imagine what Demi could do with her skills and her past! Throw in some Barney spoofs, some Jonas brothers fun, maybe even some Kardashian impersonations (since Lovato admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that she was totally confused by Kanye West’s VMA speech), and you've got a great show!
So come on, SNL, let’s make sure that happens!
Lovato’s episode will be the third of the upcoming season, and will be hosted by Tracy Morgan. The hosting responsibilities will mark Morgan’s first professional appearance since his tragic car accident in 2014.