Brandi Carlile manifested that she'd perform on Saturday Night Live years ago and on Oct. 23, her wish came true. "How it started vs how it's going," she captioned an Instagram photo of her on the SNL stage from three years ago. "Repost Aug. 21, 2018: On a recent trip to NYC when I was lucky enough to perform on @latenightseth I wandered accidentally into the SNL studio looking for the bathroom! I saw the stage and it took my breath away... I don't know why but I've always seen it as a definitive "ok now you're a rockstar" moment in a person's musical life...I just HAD to grab a pic on the iconic Saturday Night Live stage. ONE DAY we'll get there man! Dreams come true every day."
The six-time Grammy-award-winner and New York Times best-selling author spoke with Vanity Fair ahead of her performance about her desire to do the show. It's been something she'd wanted to do for two decades. "Every time an album comes out and I don't get to do Saturday Night Live, I'm always so sad," Carlile said in a recent phone interview. "But here I am, right? And I can't imagine a better time to play it. I feel really, really ready. I feel like I have the right songs, the right amount of confidence, the right amount of chill, like I can do this without freaking out and screwing it up, like I would've in my twenties."
An admitted goofball, the show also makes sense for her to participate in as Carlile says she has a knack for comedy. "I've got a warped, sick, dark sense of humor that not everybody gets all the time and you know, I'll take the good with the bad for that," she said. Thankfully, viewers enjoyed her performance. She performed her newest single "Broken Horses."
Usually not a fan
I usually like to make fun of the #SNL musical guest, but I got nothing this week. Brandi Carlile is really good.— Mark Schenkel (@SchenkelTown) October 24, 2021
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