Everyone Is Volunteering to Replace Ed Sheeran on 'SNL'
The singer-songwriter can't make the show on November 6 following his COVID-19 diagnosis
Despite reports that they're scrambling, the SNL producers really shouldn't have too much trouble finding a replacement for Sheeran — everyone on Twitter is volunteering the names of acts they think would be best-suited, from Jojo Siwa to Crazy Frog.
In fact, several artists are shamelessly putting in bids to replace Sheeran themselves. Among them are the Mountain Goats, who claim they are "well-loved by the TikTok Dancing Massive [sic]"; Eve 6, who have offered to cover a rarity from none other than Chumbawamba; and Canada's own Arkells — "You Can Get It," right?
Phoebe Bridgers — who famously smashed a guitar and became archenemies with David Crosby last time she appeared on the show — admitted that she subconsciously wanted to make a suggestion but forgot. (Probably would've been a good moment of continuity to put Crosby's name forward, but it's fine.)
See some of the quote-tweets from musicians offering to fill in for Sheeran on the broadcast below.
Lorne M please be advised that the Mountain Goats are in NY right now and are well loved by the TikTok Dancing Massive. Get well soon Ed & holler at me Lorne https://t.co/QzJPwukD9H— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) October 24, 2021
there's a 100% chance of rain in LA today and i'll still get a sunburn book me and let me cover a chumbawamba b side https://t.co/jDaZfXSV1L— eve 6ix (@Eve6) October 25, 2021
We can be in NYC this weekend https://t.co/u1isbjP5br— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) October 24, 2021
Lorne, we gotchu https://t.co/3qcdcRdV9Q— Local Natives (@localnatives) October 25, 2021
I'll do it https://t.co/3Ij4c3oWcm— Noah Kahan (@NoahKahan) October 24, 2021
ok fine https://t.co/6u3btQYMkB— Anamanaguchi (@anamanaguchi) October 24, 2021
hit my line https://t.co/kJCzXIGDKE— Zack Fox (@zackfox) October 24, 2021
all I know is I opened twitter with this quote tweet open I have no idea what I was going to say https://t.co/8mP2ja0iuc— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) October 25, 2021
Read Exclaim!'s review of SNL's October 23 episode, which featured Brandi Carlile as the musical guest and Jason Sudeikis as the host.