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Taylor Swift performed “Ready For It?” on this week’s “SNL.” The song is off her latest album Reputation. See the video below of Swift’s performance of “Ready For It?” on “Saturday Night Live.”

This is the very first time Swift has sung “Ready For It?” on TV or anywhere live. Swift released the video for “Ready For It?” two weeks ago. To date, it’s been viewed more than 84 million times. It also reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 14 and 16 on the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts, respectively. The sci-fi-looking video features references to such films as Species, Tron, Ghost In The Shell, and Blade Runner, among others.

This marks the third time Swift has been the musical performer on “Saturday Night Live.” She made her debut in January 2009 when Neil Patrick Harris was the host. During that appearance, she sang “Love Story” and “Forever & Always.” The singer also appeared in a sketch about Broadway characters trying to save musicals from closing on the Great White Ways. In the skit, Swift played little orphan Annie.

Swift then returned several months later in November 2009, during which she had the double duty of both being the host and musical guest. On that episode, she sang “Untouchable” and “You Belong With Me.” Among the more memorable sketches she appeared in was a spoof of “The View,” playing guest co-host Kate Gosselin, and a parody of Twilight called Firelight. In that filmed bit, Swift was a Kristen Stewart-esque character who fell in love with a green Frankenstein monster.

Additionally, Swift has made a couple of cameos over the years. In 2014, she hopped onstage while Seth Rogen was doing his monologue. And she also appeared in 2015 in the mock soap opera “The Californians” during the “SNL 40” celebration. And, of course, Swift has also been the impersonated and lampooned a handful of times on “SNL.”

Gwyneth Paltrow did an impression of the singer in 2011 in a skit about big-time musicians performing at a bar mitzvah. And former castmember Kristen Wiig played Swift in a couple of sketches. One of them was a fake commercial for a “Michael Buble Christmas Duets” album that paired the crooner with Swift , and the other was a bit about music’s biggest superstars stopping by Beyonce and Jay-Z’s home to meet Blue Ivy shortly after the little girl’s birth.

Check out the video below of Taylor Swift performing “Ready For It?” on “Saturday Night Live.”

 


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