In his opening monologue, the charming young crooner noted how February is special, in honoring Black History Month and Valentine’s Day in the same month. He passed out roses and compliments to several young ladies in the audience, then returned to the stage to get a whole bouquet of roses for the “future Miss B.”
Comic legend Whoopi Goldberg was the lucky recipient and Bieber brought her on stage and serenaded her with his signature “One Less Lonely Girl” hit.
Many of the sketches were designed to poke fun at Bieber and he was a great sport. One piece involved new security procedures for Bieber at his concert venues and he was introduced to a squad of 12 Bieber body doubles. Bieber noted they looked nothing like him – some were girls and some were black. They went on to prove their worth by copying some of his signature moves, like his wink, his dance moves, and his crotch grab.
Bieber noted all of the moves were stupid, in effect, making fun of himself.
Another segment featured Vanessa Bayer as Miley Cyrus hosting her own talk show with Bieber playing the president of the Miley Cyrus fan club, Pete. As Pete, he told her she was way better than Justin Bieber and he poked more fun, saying he heard Bieber still has his baby teeth. Then he dropped his head and said:
“I also heard he was busted for smoking weed and he’s really sorry about it, and that people make mistakes, and he’s never gonna do it again.”
Bieber was referring to recent photos that surfaced where he appeared to be smoking an illegal substance at a California party on Jan. 2.
Veiled but sincere apology aside, Bieber did a hilarious sketch in which he played a shy boyfriend, Michael, who meets his girlfriend Heather’s parents and then stammers “It’s glice to meet you” (accidentally blending glad and nice) to her boisterous-if-not-angry brother, played by Taran Killam.
Killam goes on and on really loudly about how dumb it is that Michael says, “glice.” He gets all in his face and won’t let the slip up die. Bieber tries really hard to maintain his composure but laughs during quite a bit of the sketch, which is funny in itself.
It obviously made an impression on Bieber, because earlier today, Feb. 10, Bieber tweeted one hashtag phrase to his followers: “#GLICE.”
Bieber’s skits took a sexy turn, with one that featured a special Valentine message from Justin to his fans, in which he lays on a bed, offering champagne and chocolate, and he eventually pulls out his waistband, snaps a picture down his pants with his phone and jokes, “Check your email Hillary Clinton.”
SNL posted a picture of Bieber with this caption, earlier this morning, Feb. 10, on the show's official Facebook page.
His delivered two heartfelt musical performances from his “Believe Acoustic” album, “As Long as You Love Me” and “Nothing Like Us,” which he admits is about his break up with Selena Gomez in a Feb. 2 “Billboard” cover issue interview.
On page 22 of the interview Bieber says, “Because at the end of the day, there’s nothing like us, you know? That’s just it. It is what it is. People are going to relate to that.”
“Billboard” reporter Bill Werde compares the emotion in “Nothing Like Us” to Michael Jackson’s heart wrenching ballad, “She’s Out of My Life.”
Bieber saw the connection and said, “Definitely emotion—lots of emotion. That was one of the things I admired in Michael—everything he sings, you feel the depth and the emotion. The ends of his sentences, the different noises he makes to accentuate what he’s feeling. That’s what I was doing with my song. I gave it my heart and I wanted it to feel what I’m feeling. I wasn’t crying when I was singing, but I definitely got emotional.”
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