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Olivia Rodrigo delivers debut performance of latest single Good 4 U on Saturday Night Live

Olivia Rodrigo proved she is a pop force to be reckoned during her stint as the musical guest for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

The 18-year-old Disney star delivered two show-stopping performances, including a live rendition of her breakthrough hit Drivers License.

Despite being born in 2003, Rodrigo heavily leaned into the patterns, silhouettes, and styles of the 1990s for her onstage looks.

Powerful: Olivia Rodrigo proved she is a pop force to be reckoned during her stint as the musical guest for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live

Hitmaker: The 18-year-old Disney star delivered two show-stopping performances, including a live rendition of her breakthrough hit Drivers License

Hitmaker: The 18-year-old Disney star delivered two show-stopping performances, including a live rendition of her breakthrough hit Drivers License

For her Drivers License performance, Olivia sat atop a grand piano as a skilled pianist played out the breakup ballad’s melancholy tune.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star wore her lengthy brunette hair down with two braids on each side of her head. 

She had on an understated pink slip dress with red polka dots and black and white polka dot trim.

Nostalgia: Despite being born in 2003, Rodrigo heavily leaned into the patterns, silhouettes, and styles of the 1990s for her onstage looks

Nostalgia: Despite being born in 2003, Rodrigo heavily leaned into the patterns, silhouettes, and styles of the 1990s for her onstage looks

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star wore her lengthy brunette hair down with two braids on each side of her head

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star wore her lengthy brunette hair down with two braids on each side of her head

Melancholy: For her Drivers License performance, Olivia sat atop a grand piano as a skilled pianist played out the breakup ballad's melancholy tune

Melancholy: For her Drivers License performance, Olivia sat atop a grand piano as a skilled pianist played out the breakup ballad’s melancholy tune

Olivia wore a two silver chains around her neck, including one with a large silver heart pendant. 

Rodrigo completed the ensemble with a pair of chunky Dr Marten oxford shoes and some sheer black tights.

As Drivers License progressed, Olivia jumped down off the piano and performed the rest of the track in front of a microphone stand located center stage. 

Risen: As Drivers License progressed, Olivia jumped down off the piano and performed the rest of the track in front of a microphone stand located center stage

Risen: As Drivers License progressed, Olivia jumped down off the piano and performed the rest of the track in front of a microphone stand located center stage

Edgy: Rodrigo completed the ensemble with a pair of chunky Dr Marten oxford shoes and some sheer black tights

Edgy: Rodrigo completed the ensemble with a pair of chunky Dr Marten oxford shoes and some sheer black tights

Edgy: Rodrigo completed the ensemble with a pair of chunky Dr Marten oxford shoes and some sheer black tights

Polka dot: She had on an understated pink slip dress with red polka dots and black and white polka dot trim

Polka dot: She had on an understated pink slip dress with red polka dots and black and white polka dot trim

Returning to the stage for a second time, Rodrigo delivered the debut performance for her third single Good 4 U, which was release alongside a music video on Friday.

To fit the rock vibes of the song, Olivia ditched her slip dress and reemerged in a green and purple tartan top with matching trousers.

She slipped on a pair of black platform combat boots, which only added to her edginess.

Good 4 u: Returning to the stage for a second time, Rodrigo delivered the debut performance for her third single Good 4 U, which was release alongside a music video on Friday

Good 4 u: Returning to the stage for a second time, Rodrigo delivered the debut performance for her third single Good 4 U, which was release alongside a music video on Friday

She continued to wear her hair down and even did several celebratory hair flips as she worked the sketch comedy show's masked crowd

 She continued to wear her hair down and even did several celebratory hair flips as she worked the sketch comedy show’s masked crowd

Tartan realness: To fit the rock vibes of the song, Olivia ditched her slip dress and reemerged in a green and purple tartan top with matching trousers

 Tartan realness: To fit the rock vibes of the song, Olivia ditched her slip dress and reemerged in a green and purple tartan top with matching trousers

Rodrigo paraded all about the stage as she belted the song’s lyrics, often interacting with her bandmates.

She continued to wear her hair down and even did several celebratory hair flips as she worked the sketch comedy show’s masked crowd. 

Both of the catchy hits performed during Rodrigo’s Saturday Night Live set are featured on her debut album Sour, which hits shelves and streaming platforms on May 21.

 

Coming soon! Both of the catchy hits performed during Rodrigo's Saturday Night Live set are featured on her debut album Sour

Coming soon! Both of the catchy hits performed during Rodrigo’s Saturday Night Live set are featured on her debut album Sour

Olivia’s debut on Saturday Night Live, alongside the night’s host Keegan-Michael Key, comes after she opened up to Billboard about receiving a kind handwritten letter from her idol Taylor Swift following the debut of Drivers License. 

The track went on to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making the singer the youngest solo artist to ever debut at that position. 

‘I don’t want to divulge too much because it’s really sweet and personal, but she talks a lot about how, I think, you make your own luck in the world,’ Olivia said.

‘And when you do kind things to others, good things come your way,’ Rodrigo told Billboard during her May cover story interview.

Sour: Rodrigo's debut album Sour hits shelves and streaming platforms on May 21

Sour: Rodrigo’s debut album Sour hits shelves and streaming platforms on May 21

She added, ‘I don’t know, she put it so eloquently, and when I say it now… it’s not as cool.’

Olivia said that she has admired and looked up to Taylor since she was a kid. ‘She is absolutely the kindest individual in the whole world,’ the hitmaker told SiriusXM in March.

‘Actually, last night — like literally 12 hours ago — I got a package from her with this handwritten note,’ she continued.

Olivia was finally able to meet the superstar at the 2021 BRIT Awards, where the two posed for a picture backstage.

Idol: Olivia's debut on Saturday Night Live, alongside the night's host Keegan-Michael Key, comes after she opened up to Billboard about receiving a kind handwritten letter from her idol Taylor Swift following the debut of Driver's License

Idol: Olivia's debut on Saturday Night Live, alongside the night's host Keegan-Michael Key, comes after she opened up to Billboard about receiving a kind handwritten letter from her idol Taylor Swift following the debut of Driver's License

Idol: Olivia’s debut on Saturday Night Live, alongside the night’s host Keegan-Michael Key, comes after she opened up to Billboard about receiving a kind handwritten letter from her idol Taylor Swift following the debut of Driver’s License

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