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HALLELUJAH by Kate McKinnon, who is just killing it

I’m not alone in adoring Kate McKinnon’s impression of Hillary Clinton during the campaign, though Alec Baldwin’s job as Trump got more attention.

This song, though, hit me hard. Who knew she could play piano and sing? (If you don’t know the song, it’s by Leonard Cohen, who just died.)

Capping it off? Her lines after the song is over, when you can she’s choked up. Appropriate for our times.

Though she does a great Clinton (below), she also does spot-on impressions of Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

So she can act and sing. If she could dance, McKinnon would be a triple threat.

Yeah, she can dance.

Kate the McKinnon, please keep on doing what you do and we won’t give up.


This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot.

4 comments on “HALLELUJAH by Kate McKinnon, who is just killing it

  1. davidprosser
    November 14, 2016

    Obviously a multi talented young lady.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. shesallsass
    November 14, 2016

    I think a lot of people think her tears aren’t genuine but knowing she is a lesbian, this is really moving because I know how horrible and dehumanized so many in the LGBT community have felt during this election. Kate is wonderful (and of course, talented!)

    Liked by 2 people

  3. juliabarrett
    November 14, 2016

    How did you know I love that song???

    Liked by 2 people

  4. In a Perfect Word Editing
    November 14, 2016

    Kate singing “Hallelujah” as Hillary had me in tears. (The sad kind, not the laughter kind!)

    Liked by 2 people

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