“SNL” Follows Taylor Swift Week With Three Black Eyed Peas Songs

November 16th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

No matter what Saturday Night Live threw at viewers over the weekend, it was going to be tough to top last week’s stellar episode featuring host/musical guest Taylor Swift. The reviews are in, and they’re not that kind: the January Jones-hosted SNL is being criticized as one of the show’s least funny episodes in quite some time. Fortunately, there was a break from the non-comedy: three songs performed by musical guests the Black Eyed Peas. U2 rocked a trio of tracks on the show’s season premiere in September and Phoenix did the same last April.

The Peas played three of The E.N.D.’s biggest hits, “I Gotta Feeling,” “Meet Me Halfway” (watch it above) and “Boom Boom Pow.” SNL’s intimate stage has always been kinder to bands than pop acts, but Fergie was still able to showcase her impressive vocal prowess — just last week Slash called her “a screamer at heart” — to an audience of millions. The Peas closed out the episode with “Boom Boom Pow,” which you can watch below.

Next week, after a stretch of episodes featuring country and pop music courtesy of the Peas, Swift, Shakira and Gaga, rock returns to SNL when the Dave Matthews Band take the stage.

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Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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