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In case you don't know by now, Halsey is a renaissance artist.

She stunned Saturday Night Live audiences as both host and musical guest, an impressive feat very few have achieved. Donald Glover did it last spring and Paul Simon pulled duty back in 1975.

Not only is Halsey — whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane — a renowned singer and songwriter, but the 24-year-old wields a paintbrush as deftly as the microphone.

Studio audiences witnessed the multitasker working her magic as she sang "Eastside" for her second set of the night.


Halsey painted a self-portrait upside-down across the makeshift canvas floor. It was a groundbreaking performance that will probably never be attempted by another SNL host again.

Watch Halsey's performance of "Eastside" in the YouTube clip from SNL below.


Halsey: Eastside - SNL www.youtube.com

People can't stop talking about her performance that ranked among the season's best, so far.









She made quite an impression on the uninitiated.





Flashy backup dancers are fierce and all, but her solo, a transformative performance, set the bar high for future SNL hosts.




Standing on the SNL stage was a dream come true moment for Halsey. In her opening monologue, she talked about how much she loved watching the show as a kid and "especially admired" the women cast members who "never cared what they looked like, what they sounded like or what anybody thought of them. They were just funny."

Now she's the one inspiring others with her legendary performance.

So, when is she coming back to SNL for round two?

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School is a very emotional and frustrating time. And nobody truly knows how to properly deal.

The 'popular kids' are full of surprises.

So keep an eye on them.

And not for envy, for your own safety.

They're probably plotting something.

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And all it takes is one grievance committed by another to make a person snap.

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I love to save money. And sometimes I tear up when I have to pay a bill that feels a little high.

I love to look at my bank account and watch the amount rise.

When it falls, I shudder.

So I will always look for a deal when shopping. Give me a clearance rack anytime.

But even in my delirium of thrift I can admit, that sometimes, there is an item or three where higher quality counts.

And higher quality often comes with a higher price tag.

So I spend what I have to... and then cry.

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