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Anna Kendrick Returns To Musical Roots On SNL

Submitted by on April 6, 2014 – 12:47 pmOne Comment

Although Pharrell was the musical guest for last night’s SNL, host Anna Kendrick didn’t waste any opportunities to flaunt her musical bona fides. The Oscar-nominated actress has focused on film work lately, but she got her start in musical theater, getting a Tony nomination at age 12 for her work in High Society. Kendrick has also worked on a number of musical films, from the underground theater-nerd classic Camp, to the recent Pitch Perfect.

In her opening monologue, Kendrick reminisced about her roots on the New York stage, before launching into a number about SNL to the tune of “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast.

Host Anna Kendrick ~ Saturday Night Live by HumanSlinky

Also, props to the SNL band brass and woodwind section- they don’t get many opportunities to shine like this.

Later, Kendrick performed as another singing Disney Princess, portraying a modern day Ariel- who prefers to rap Iggy Azalea and Ke$ha, to the dismay of Ursula.

Kendrick showed her dance moves in the latest “Jeunes de Paris” sketch, even making fun of her association with the rhythmic “Cups” game.

Finally, in a sort of follow-up to “Do It On My Twin Bed,” the ladies of SNL (including Kendrick and Swedish pop duo Icona Pop) presented “Dongs Around the World.” Inverting the “hoes in different area codes” theme of male-dominated pop music, the ladies sang about a round-the-world trip dedicated to male genitalia.

What did you think of Kendrick’s musical abilities? What were your favorite sketches this week? Let us know in the Comments.

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