Justin Timberlake’s SNL Comeback: Debuting “Sanctified” and Reviving a Classic
Last night marked another high point in Justin Timberlake’s illustrious career. The multi-talented artist graced the Saturday Night Live stage, bringing a mix of music and comedy to the iconic late-night show. The highlight was his debut of a brand-new track, “Sanctified,” a collaboration with Houston’s own Tobe Nwigwe. The performance showcased Timberlake’s ongoing evolution as an artist and his ability to blend different musical styles.
In addition to “Sanctified,” Timberlake treated the audience to his latest single, “Selfish.” The track’s live rendition on SNL has already sparked excitement among fans and critics alike. The singer also connected with Jimmy Fallon for the “Barry Gibb Talk Show.” If you missed the performances, they’re definitely worth a watch.
A Nostalgic Sketch Revival
But Timberlake didn’t just stick to music. He surprised viewers by joining host Dakota Johnson during her opening monologue. Demonstrating his comedic chops, Timberlake humorously reflected on his past SNL appearances and eagerly volunteered for sketch roles. Then, in a delightful turn, Jimmy Fallon appeared, reprising his role as Barry Gibb, hinting at the much-anticipated return of the “Barry Gibb Talk Show” sketch.
The “Barry Gibb Talk Show” first aired in 2003, with Fallon playing an easily irritated Barry Gibb and Timberlake portraying his late brother, Robin Gibb, often a man of few words. This hilarious sketch hadn’t been seen since December 2013, making last night’s revival a nostalgic treat for long-time SNL fans.
Upcoming Album and Tour
Amidst all the laughter and music, don’t forget: Justin Timberlake is gearing up to release his new album, Everything I Thought It Was, on March 15. Following the album’s release, Timberlake will embark on a North American tour, promising to bring his unique blend of music and showmanship to audiences across the continent. This tour is already generating buzz and anticipation among fans and critics.