Jimmy Fallon On Returning To Host 'SNL' & Musical Guest Harry Styles

Will Heath/NBCEver since One Direction arrived on the scene, people have remarked how much Harry Styles looks like a young Mick Jagger.

The series of promos begins with Fallon and Styles playfully jockeying for position while a jazzy score plays in the background.

Fallon will appear on SNL with musical guest, former One Direction singer, Harry Styles, who is set to perform his debut solo ballad, "Sign of the Times", and a second track from the British singer's self-titled debut album.

And then, the new track: "Ever Since New York" had Styles picking up a guitar and launching a ton of speculation about who this song is about, as he wistfully sang of empty avenues in Brooklyn and how he's been "praying ever since New York".

Jimmy Fallon hosted the first Saturday Night Live that aired live from coast to coast, which is quite a milestone for the show. Why would anyone in a successful band go solo? "A little hanky panky".

Ahead of the live SNL episode, Harry Styles seemed unsure if he would participate in any sketches on the show. "That is insane." Harry teased his fans ahead of his SNL debut by having trays of kiwi fruit delivered to those in the standby line for the sketch show in NY. "Yeah, I know they're not called 'Holocaust centres.' I know that". Styles said. "I have no idea..." The first verse of the song goes, "Tell me something, tell me something / You don't know nothing, just pretend you do / I need something, to tell me something new Choose your words 'cause there's no antidote for this curse or what's it's waiting for / I must desert you just before you go".

With credit to Styles, he showed off nearly all of the Rolling Stones frontman's signature mannerisms like being unable to stand still, pouting his lips, pointing his fingers, etc. SNL even poked fun at Styles' solo effort from One Direction, with him saying, "Solo?"

"Saturday Night Live" returns on April 22 with host Chris Pine and musical guest LCD Soundsystem, airing Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. PT, 11:30 p.m. ET on Global; you can also watch full episodes and individual sketches online. Harry's film debut in Dunkirk comes in July.

  • Elsie Buchanan