We thought Florence and the Machine were having a major moment on live TV when they performed at the 2010 VMAs, but last night's (Nov. 20) "Saturday Night Live" gig blew the roof off that, introducing the British songstress to American network television.
Naturally, Ms. Welch started with her big stateside hit, "Dogs Days Are Over," shuffling coyly in a super mini-dress. Her usual mermaid-esque back-up dancers upped the charisma, too.
Video: Florence and the Machine Performs "Dogs Days Are Over" on "SNL"
Capping off the show, Florence and a string quartet played "You've Got the Love," after (but of course) a costume and set change. Despite sounding slightly pitchy, the redheaded siren gave an understated yet powerful performance, and her stage presence was enchanting.
Video: Florence and the Machine Performs "You've Got the Love" on "SNL"
It's nice to see an emerging artist grabbing the spotlight on the famous "SNL" stage.