SNL: Trump Sings 'Hallelujah'

Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer bid farewell at end of season
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2017 5:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – Saturday Night Live sent off its 42nd season—and departing cast members Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer—with an Hallelujah, revisiting Kate McKinnon’s post-election performance of Leonard Cohen’s poignant ballad with Alec Baldwin this time seated at the piano as President Trump. The New York Times speculates that it might have also been a retirement party of sorts for Baldwin’s character, noting that he said in an interview this week that while "I’d love to keep doing this, I have other things I’m going to do, so I guess we’ll figure it out."

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Instead of Hillary Clinton, McKinnon this time appeared as Kellyanne Conway, while Scarlett Johansson returned as Ivanka Trump. Also present at the piano, per ABC News: Beck Bennett as Mike Pence, Aidy Bryant returning as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Cecily Strong as Melania Trump, Mikey Day as Donald Trump Jr., Alex Moffatt as Eric Trump, and the Grim Reaper as Steve Bannon. Said Baldwin at the end of the sketch: "I'm not giving up because I didn't do anything wrong, but I can't speak for these people." Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson guest hosted, and Moynihan's Drunk Uncle bid farewell. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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