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.
@nbcsnl @halsey I mean, it’s unfair that she’s gorgeous, can sing, can act, and can do art like this! But I ain’t even mad! Amazing!— YMA (@YMA)1549802207.0
@nbcsnl @halsey One of the best performances on this show in years. Bring her back!— dennis jenkins (@dennis jenkins)1549778460.0
@nbcsnl @halsey One of the BEST SHOWS OF THE SEASON!!! Halsey knocked it outta the park! Her painting while sing wa… https://t.co/XTQjTOWeJ8— Foos Queen (@Foos Queen)1549779115.0
@nbcsnl @halsey Ok, so without me was great but eastside was amazing! Adding your talent of painting in addition to… https://t.co/uorHdEEv2D— Dan Pietrowski (@Dan Pietrowski)1549779407.0
@nbcsnl @halsey One of the best shows of the season! Simply fantastic.— Mark Timber (@Mark Timber)1549778524.0
@nbcsnl @halsey Wonderful performance art.. @halsey totally love you!! Wonderful wonderful piece to share with us..— Mark Bean (@Mark Bean)1549778466.0
She made quite an impression on the uninitiated.
@nbcsnl @halsey I have no idea who she is, but I was seriously impressed.👍🏽— Relativity. (@Relativity.)1549813234.0
@nbcsnl @halsey This is how you make a new fan. I was so impressed. You got me.— RockaRolla Rex (@RockaRolla Rex)1549812241.0
Flashy backup dancers are fierce and all, but her solo, a transformative performance, set the bar high for future SNL hosts.
@nbcsnl @halsey I could watch this for hours! It’s got a very therapeutic effect and I don’t know if it’s watching… https://t.co/J7OXDL1B1G— •HannaJ• (@•HannaJ•)1549801184.0
@nbcsnl @halsey A first on SNL. Anyone can top that? Nah. Bring her back.— Trini Swinging (@Trini Swinging)1549832478.0
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?