Olivia Rodrigo on ‘SNL’: 5 Things We Want to See

Olivia Rodrigo on ‘SNL’: 5 Things We Want to See

1. High School Musical sketch

Rodrigo is no stranger to television, considering she stars as Nini on the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which premiered its second season Friday. And when fellow fictional East High Wildcat Zac Efron hosted SNL in 2009, he pretended to return to his alma mater to break the news that no one sings or dances in college. Similarly, Rodrigo could come back to East High in her own spoof, maybe where she advises students that once you leave this place, the brightest ones are those who couldn’t stop singing and dancing everywhere they went.

2. “Drivers License” performance from inside a car 

The long-running NBC sketch comedy series already dedicated an entire sketch to the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song on Feb. 20, which conveniently aired on Rodrigo’s 18th birthday. Saturday could mark the first time “Drivers License” is sung by the actual star on the show, but can SNL permit her to cruise onto Studio 8H in a sweet ride for a special performance?

3. Angsty “Good 4 U” display

Rodrigo already announced she would be performing “Good 4 U” on SNL when she announced the new song earlier this week, but the Petra Collins-directed music video is too good not to re-create on the stage. OK, maybe the flooding bedroom on fire might not be approved by the fire marshal, but the pop-punk angsty aesthetic needs to be honored in some shape and form (yes to the black latex gloves).

4. Reunion with Taylor Swift 

The self-proclaimed “biggest Swiftie in the whole world” finally met her idol at the 2021 Brit Awards on Tuesday, long after the pop superstar co-signed “Drivers License” and even her cover of Swift’s “Cruel Summer.” Is it too much to ask for these two to meet up again and for Swift to give her a warm welcome to New York?

5. Another taste of Sour

Even though her debut album is only a week away, singing another song from Sour in addition to the debut TV performance of “Good 4 U” would make her SNL debut so much sweeter.

Saturday Night Live airs Saturday nights at 11:35 p.m. ET/8:35 p.m. PT on NBC.

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