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Watch Kate McKinnon Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton on “SNL” Opening

“I’m not giving up, and neither should you.”

Nov 13, 2016 Hillary Clinton
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Kate McKinnon has been doing a fabulous job impersonating Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live during this election and she probably thought she was going to be all set with the role for at least the next four years. Alas on Tuesday Donald Trump won the election and unless Clinton finds some other way to stay in the public eye for the next few years, McKinnon will probably have less opportunities to wear a pantsuit. The other great sadness of the last week was the passing of legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced on Thursday even though he actually died on Monday, thus avoiding the heartbreak of the election results. To open last night’s Saturday Night Live McKinnon both commented on the election and paid tribute to Cohen by covering his most famous and beautiful song, “Hallelujah,” while in character as Clinton. And who knew McKinnon could play piano or had such a nice singing voice. At the end of the song she turned to the audience and said: “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.” Watch it below.

Dave Chappelle was this week’s host. His opening monologue was very funny and also commented on the election and you can watch that below too. The musical guests were A Tribe Called Quest, who performed two songs from their final album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service: “We the People…” and “The Space Program.” Also watch videos of their performances below.


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