Kate McKinnon Opens SNL With Moving Double Tribute

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









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