Is Halsey a big enough name to do double duty on SNL?
Halsey already boasts a No. 1 song from last fall, but she isn't a household name, says Larry Fitzmaurice. "The relative lack of star wattage Halsey possesses when measured up to the other SNL hosts this season is hard to ignore," says Fitzmaurice. "The still-ascendant Awkwafina is a close second, but at the time of her appearance she already had a star-making role in one of the most successful comedies of the last few years; even Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa was widely identifiable by mainstream audiences through his face, if not by name (that is, before Aquaman became the most successful DC Comics film in history). It’s more than likely that your SNL-viewing parents have heard Halsey’s music on the radio without knowing it, but there’s a palpable feeling that not enough people know who she is just yet — a sensation unintentionally amplified when, while commenting on her recent hair-color change earlier this week, Refinery29 ran the headline 'Halsey Is Hosting SNL This Week — But You Might Not Recognize Her.'"
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