Last month, href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/florence_and_the_machine/artist.jhtml">Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch pulled double duty on “Saturday Night Live,” not only performing but also making a rather unexpected cameo in a sketch called “New Jack Thanksgiving,” during which she vamped her way through a sultry, turkey-themed R&B jam.
Of course, if you caught this past weekend’s “SNL,” you may have thought she showed up again, this time in a skit about a canine-centric courtroom drama called “Doggie Duty.” Only it wasn’t Welch: It was host Katy Perry , who nailed a note-perfect impression of Flo on a song called “The Dog Trial Is Over.” Yes, it was about as random as you’d think, and yes, Welch found it to be quite amazing — even if she hadn’t actually seen it yet.
“I haven’t seen it yet! I’ve seen pictures!” she told MTV News backstage at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on Sunday. “I think she looks amazing! I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s it! You’ve got the hair, the dress, everything.‘ … I’ve heard she did a really amazing job, and I’m kind of really honored.”
Not only did Welch think Perry got her look just right, but, having seen everything that goes into getting a sketch on the air, she knows just how long it took to make it happen. Which is why she’s doubly honored … both by the impression and by the fact that not many folks can cameo on “SNL” without actually being there.
“We performed on ‘SNL’ and everyone’s so nice,” she said. “I sat in the writers’ room with everybody when we were organizing the skit that I did, and just kind of seeing how everyone gets crowded into this tiny room and sits on the floor, and being there with all the writers and the actors, it was kind of really amazing. So I feel very honored to be part of a skit without actually being there!”