It will be Levine's first appearance on the show without his Grammy-winning band; Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest that evening.
Maroon 5 has been enjoying some recent popularity with the long-running NBC sketch series. Levine's hosting gig comes just two months after the band were SNL's musical guest on November 17, alongside host Jeremy Renner. That was their second time on the show in just over a year - they had previously performed on November 6, 2011.
Hosting duties shouldn't be much of a stretch for Levine, who has participated in sketches during both of those episodes. He appeared as himself in a sketch entitled 'The Stand Off' during Renner's installment, and played both himself and Yanni in the November 2011 segment. You can see 'The Stand Off' by using the media player embedded with this article.
The opportunity means that Levine is the second The Voice coach to be tapped as an SNL host; Christina Aguilera hosted on February 21, 2004, when Maroon 5 made their debut on the series. Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and incoming coaches Shakira and Usher have all been musical guests. Only Blake Shelton has yet to appear.
Levine resumes his coaching duties when The Voice returns on March 25.
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