We didn't know what to expect from Saturday Night Live this week in regard to the US Presidential election. What we were given was something truly moving.
(CNN)Instead of showing a quarreling Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton as they had done for most of the season, the opening for "Saturday Night Live" struck a more somber note.McKinnon, dressed as her Clinton character in a cream pantsuit, played the piano and sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."Cohen, the highly-respected artist known for his poetic and lyrical music, died earlier this week.McKinnon sang the entire song to a quiet audience.After finishing the song, she turned to the camera with watery eyes and said: "I'm not giving up. And neither should you. And live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"The episode followed a tumultuous postelection week that has seen protests in multiple cities nationwide against President-elect Donald Trump.In Saturday's episode, there were neither Trump jokes nor did Alec Baldwin make an appearance.The show's more solemn opening struck a chord on Twitter.Film critic Richard Roeper tweeted that McKinnon "is a superhero with the power to stop us in our tracks." – cnn.com