SNL’s cold open features the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York : NPR

Saturday Night time Stay

NEW YORK — “Saturday Night time Stay” usually kicks off every present with some humor, however the comedy sketch sequence opened with a tribute efficiency to Ukraine amid the continuing Russian invasion.

The Ukrainian Refrain Dumka of New York carried out a “Prayer for Ukraine” in the course of the opening of “SNL” on Saturday. Forged members Kate McKinnon and Cecily Sturdy launched the choir.

The choir sang the melancholy tune in entrance of a stay viewers and a desk of candles that spelled the identify of Ukraine’s capital metropolis, Kyiv.

Russian troops launched an assault on Ukraine this week. The continued invasion includes explosions and airstrikes on the town.

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