Kate McKinnon’s as Hillary Clinton Sings ‘Hallelujah’ on SNL

SNL skips the jokes and turns serious for opening on Saturday night

SNL opted for a cold open last night, skipping the opening jokes and instead leading with Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The moment marked the end of the election and the death of Leonard Cohen.

There wasn’t hint of humour to the moment, and as a teary-eyed McKinnon concluded playing, she looked into the camera and said, “I’m not giving up, and neither should you. And live from New York, it’s Saturday night.”