Saturday nights are a good time to be a British singer-songwriter who could benefit from a little exposure in America. A couple months after many Yanks got their first helping of Jessie J via the long-running sketch show, the even lesser-known Ellie Goulding got a shot at wowing US audiences with a guesting gig on the Tina Fey-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. No doubt boosted by the publicity of her stint serenading Kate and Wills at the royal wedding, the “Starry Eyed” songbird paid tribute to her native land with her cover of Sir Elton John’s “Your Song,” and also crooned her own tune “Lights” (from her same-titled LP). Watch below.
Ellie Goulding, “Lights”
Ellie Goulding, “Your Song”