Leon Bridges makes Saturday Night Live debut – watch

The soul singer played two tracks as musical guest on the show

Leon Bridges made his Saturday Night Live debut last night (December 5) as he performed two tracks from his top ten album ‘Coming Home’.

In perhaps the biggest performance of his career, the soul star played ‘Smooth Sailin” and ‘River’ on the prime time show. Watch footage from his rendition of ‘River’ below.

It’s been a big few weeks for Bridges, who recently helped out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their ballad ‘Kevin’ at the American Music Awards, which they performed live on the night.


Next up on the US sketch show is Chance The Rapper (December 12) and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (December 19). That last show will be hosted by SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a special homecoming episode.


The Boss recently announced a North American tour for 2016, during which he hopes to play his 1980 album ‘The River’ in full to celebrate its reissue.

Bridges released his debut record ‘Coming Home’ to critical acclaim in June, reaching number eight in the UK album charts. He followed the record with the remainder of dates scheduled for his first UK tour.

Controversey reigned on SNL early last month when business tycoon and presidential candidate Donald Trump hosted the programme for the first time. Many regard his views on immigration as distasteful and were vocal about their disagreement with the decision.

In further talk about the show, Lorde was forced to deny she had been lip-syncing during her performance on December 15.


She appeared with dance duo Disclosure to provide vocals for there ‘Magnets’ collaboration, before taking to Twitter to deny the rumours.

She said, “Wow – the fact that some people thought i was lip syncing on SNL is an awesome compliment! goes without saying i have never/will never.”