5 Things We Want to See Charli XCX Do on 'SNL'

After notching a Top 10 hit of her own, “Boom Clap,” to follow featured turns on smashes like Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” Charli XCX is primed for her Saturday Night Live debut on Saturday night (Dec. 13). The timing couldn’t be more perfect: the U.K. singer-songwriter’s thrilling sophomore album, Sucker, is out next week, and she was just presented the Hitmaker honor at this year’s Billboard Women In Music event.



On our wish list for Charli’s debut SNL show? A whole lot. Check out the five things we hope to see Charli XCX do:

1. Another visit to the prom from hell. Charli commented at Billboard’s Women In Music event on Friday (Dec. 12) that her spectacular performance of “Break The Rules” at the American Music Awards last month was inspired by Marilyn Manson’s “Tainted Love” video. That demented set-up deserves to be revisited.

2. Iggy Azalea come out for “Fancy”… or another song. We’ve all seen Charli supporting Iggy on awards shows and late-night television, but let’s flip the script and have I-G-G-Y serve as S-U-P-P-O-R-T. Maybe a “Boom Clap” remix with a special rap verse?

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3. An absolutely killer cover. We all know that Charli XCX has rather impeccable taste in music — why not pay homage to one of her favorites on the SNL stage? Imagine the U.K. singer covering Blink-182, or t.A.t.U., or (oh my goodness) Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.” It’d be damn near impossible to resist.

4. Charli dresses up as a “Hobbit” character. Martin Freeman is this week’s host, after all. Let’s see Charli slap on some elf ears and go for broke as Arwen!

5. Play “SuperLove.” Look, I know it’s a year old, and didn’t even make the track list to Sucker… but “SuperLove” is an incredible pop song! Come on, Charli. Throw us “SuperLove” fans a bone.

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