On a “Saturday Night Live” episode that featured Anne Hathaway as host, a disturbingly funny TSA spoof, and a Miley Cyrus sketch, it’s easy for the musical guest to get lost in the shuffle. But not when you’re Florence and the Machine, who burst onto the mainstream scene a few months ago by performing “Dog Days Are Over” on the MTV VMAs in September.
Florence and the Machine was arguably the best thing about the VMAs, an awards show that featured performances by Rihanna, Eminem, and Justin Bieber. That didn’t really matter though, as Florence Welch (who goes by the recording name Florence and the Machine) belted out lyrics while countless dancers and back-up singers performed simultaneously in the background.
On SNL, Anne Hathaway eagerly introduced Florence and the Machine, who once again performed “Dog Days Are Over.” With the smaller scale stage that “Saturday Night Live” provides its guests, the overall performance isn’t as spectacular as it was on the VMAs, but the red-haired talent makes it worth watching nonetheless.
To the left, watch Florence and the Machine perform “Dog Days Are Over” off the 2009 album “Lungs” on SNL.
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