Selena Gomez has recently appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time as a host, and the songstress brought the laughs during her SNL hosting debut. The Wolves singer hosted the late-night comedy sketch series over the weekend, where she opened the show with a monologue that poked fun at her relationship status. Gomez quipped, “One reason I’ve been very happy to host is because I’m single. And I’ve heard SNL is a great place to find romance.”
Noting how stars met their significance on the series, Gomez jokingly teased that SNL brought together Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson. The ‘Who Says’ singer then explained that she has no interest in dating apps, adding, “I just want to put it out into the universe that I’m manifesting love. I would like to say that I’m looking for my soulmate, but at this point, I will take anyone.”
Elsewhere in her opening monologue, Disney alum revealed that she asked one of her “oldest friends” Miley Cyrus for advice on hosting Saturday Night Live. Doing an impression of the singer, Gomez mimicked Cyrus, and said that Miley advised her and said, “Just be yourself, and have fun.” Gomez continued, “I was like, ‘Miley, is that just an excuse for me to do an impression of you on the show?’ And she was like, ‘Hell yeah, I’m Miley Cyrus.'”
Later in the show, Gomez starred in an array of sketches, including one centring on Bratz dolls and another focusing on a theatre group putting on a preview performance of A Storm Within, though each of the main cast was out with COVID and their roles had to be filled in by their unprepared understudies. Meanwhile, Steve Martin, Gomez’s Only Murders in the Building costar, also made an appearance in one pre-taped sketch, playing Archie Gizmo, the inventor of the whoopee cushion.
Gomez’s SNL episode also saw musical guest Post Malone perform two songs during the night, Cooped Up and Love/Hate Letter to Alcohol. While this weekend marked Gomez’s first time hosting SNL, it’s not her first time on the show. She appeared as the musical guest on a 2016 episode hosted by professional fighter Rhonda Rousey, which shortly followed the release of her 2015 album Revival. During that episode, Gomez performed a medley of Good for You and Same Old Love before later returning to the stage for Hands to Myself.