She had two singles battling it out for the summer jam of 2010, tackled hosting duties for the Teen Choice Awards, is vying for two VMAs (her "California Gurls" is up for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video) and now America's current pop sweetheart Katy Perry can add "Saturday Night Live" performer to her ever-expanding résumé.
Perry's more astute fans might have been able to guess the news before the singer made it official, given Perry's somewhat-cryptic tweet directed at "SNL" alum and the 36th season premiere host, Amy Poehler: "Dear Amy Poehler can I please be your braced faced neighbor friend that hangs out with you & RICKKKKK!"
We assume that comment is referring to Poehler's "Kaitlin" character — the precocious, excitable and extremely loud 10-year-old who appeared in a series of sketches alongside "Rick!" (played by Horatio Sanz).
Shortly thereafter, Perry followed her Poehler-themed tweet with the official announcement: "OKAY! My BIG surprise is I'm opening the season of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on Sept 25 W/SNL Alum Amy Poehler!!!" she wrote, followed by a link to
her official website with the announcement.
MTV News tracked down a representative from "SNL" to confirm Perry's appearance, though whether the pop star will be included in any of the cast's sketches remains to be seen.
Given Perry's plucky performance at the Teen Choice Awards — during which she impersonated a series of stereotypical high school characters with her co-hosts (the guys from "Glee") — she seems a shoo-in for inclusion in at least one of the show's many vignettes.
What do you think of Katy Perry performing on "SNL"? Should Poehler and the rest of the cast involve her in some improv?