February 6th, 2013
With the SNL promos as the first indication of whether or not a guest host will succeed on the show, Justin Bieber’s chances of getting out of this weekend alive are slim to none. The first time host did the customary promo piece with cast member Keenan Thompson, but Bieber’s nerves were already showing, with the young singer reading his cue cards for each bit. Justin isn’t an actor, so I can understand his lack of ease in front of the camera, but does he have to read his name off the cue card? Saturday is going to be a long, long night.
Justin isn’t the only musician to find himself in the hosting position this year. Adam Levine did his best to make the transition from singer to actor on January 26, but the Maroon 5 frontman was stiff and uncomfortable during his skits, obviously reading his lines. At least Justin will have a few moments of redemption during the musical numbers of the show, with Bieber acting as both host and musical guest for Saturday’s taping.Tweet