Miguel Does Rock Versions Of “Adorn” And “How Many Drinks?” On “SNL” And Mariah Carey Says “R&B Is Alive” Thanks To Him

April 15, 2013  |  

I know what you’re thinking? Punk rock and “Adorn” though??? While it doesn’t sound like a match made in heaven, Miguel made it HOT while being the guest performer on Saturday Night Live this past weekend (hosted by Vince Vaughn). The crooner took to the stage with his wavy pompadour, leopard tank and white microphone to remix two of the best songs on his must-play album, Kaleidoscope. With a white hot guitar player and band backing him, he still managed to make “Adorn” soulful and sexalicious while giving it a new sound. And during “How Many Drinks?” during the breakdown, he turned up the energy and started jumping around the stage for a true punk rendition of the song, before bringing it back to its sensual side and slaying all the ladies with those high notes. He even slayed Mariah Carey, who took to her Twitter to let the world know that “R&B is alive” and well thanks to Miguel, and that his performance was a slam dunk.

I’m not all that surprised by Miguel’s unique alternative take to his jams, especially since he’s made it clear in the past that he’s actually more of a fan of rock (“Honestly, I don’t really listen to R&B music. I’m much more into lots of rock’n’roll”), so while it took a little bit for me to adjust to what I was seeing and hearing on Saturday, he definitely killed it in the end. Check out both performances and let us know what you think!



“How Many Drinks?”


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