Justin Timberlake appeared for a whoppin’ fifth time on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, with what must have been one of the best opening monologues in recent memory. “The 5 Timer’s Club” displayed a “who’s who” of hosts dating back from Paul Simon to Candice Bergen. Watch Justin Timberlake on SNL below, performing “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors,” along with some of his sketches.
The time has finally come where it’s safe to say Timberlake’s acting on SNL last night nearly rivaled his musical performance on the show. The reprisal of the cheese-ball, ’90s R&B singers from “Dick in a Box” came to meet the original wild and crazy guys, Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin in “It’s a Date.”
Justin Timberlake corralled what felt like a 20-person ensemble to fill out his backing band, the Tennessee Kids. The group has a strong Marvin Gaye influence, easily heard in the commanding performance of “Suit & Tie.” The all grown up Justin had his new BFF, Jay-Z, show up to do his contribution in the radio smash. “Mirrors” played as a perfect compliment with a new sound for the ex-‘N Sync cover boy. His new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” will be released this week on March 15. At present time, Denver is not on the list of cities on the current 20/20 tour with Jay-Z as pointed out by Reverb’s earlier post. Am I the only one that’s surprised that Kanye didn’t appear on last night’s episode? Also, how awesome was it to see the Three Amigos together after all of these years?
Justin Timberlake’s Five Timers Monologue
It’s a Date
Justin Timberlake “Suit & Tie”
Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb