Hey, Saturday Night Live: Five Artists We’d Like To See As Musical Guests This Season

by (@emilyexton)

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It’s so much more than a weirdly tropical Hump Day here in New York City. The funny minds over at Saturday Night Live are letting you–yes, you–make a case for the musical guest you think deserves a shot on the late-night program. No promise on whether they’ll listen, but #SNLMusic Suggestion Day, as you’ve always dreamed, is finally here.

So who should be next to get The Call from Lorne Michaels and his team? The Backstreet Boys, of course! At least that’s what they think:

20 years! Boy bands never really left though, so cue the legion of BSB diehards tweeting until their fingers turn blue:

While they present very logical arguments–and we fully support celebrating any anniversary with china–we have a few ideas of our own.

1. Ed Sheeran

Last year’s YOK act has received some major accolades since gracing the stage at VH1 HQ. Next month he’ll perform at the Grammy Awards and contend for Song of the Year. Studio 8H could be just the place to celebrate, or win over new fans with his hip-hop infused guitar riffs.

2. Adam Lambert

We might be biased towards our 2012 VH1 Divas host, so we’ll allow the people to explain this one:

3. Pentatonix

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We fell in love with the a cappella quintet thanks to their Britney Spears medley on Season 3 of The Sing-Off. Since then, the group has released two EPs and continued to surprise us with their unique arrangements. If NBC is going to cancel our favorite music competition show, the least they can do is get these wunderkinds a new gig.

4. Justin Timberlake

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With an album out in March and a promotional campaign that’s gone gangbusters in the last week alone, it feels fairly certain JT will pop up on SNL again.

5. New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees

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Because why stop at one boy band when you can get three?

We got a 2 for 1 special with last week’s episode (or, really 3 for 1, if you include the return of the Lonely Island) between Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar. Next week Justin Bieber will serve as both host and musical guest, while Alabama Shakes will perform opposite Academy Award winner (and one of this year’s nominees), Christoph Waltz. Plenty of You Oughta Know alums are actively campaigning, too, including Big Morning Buzz Live favorites Walk The Moon, as well as Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Fitz and the Tantrums. We love all of our YOK acts equally, so choosing between them is like trying to decide on a favorite son or daughter.

Who would you like to see perform as musical guest on Saturday Night Live? Give your favorite acts a shout-out below!

[Photos: Getty Images]

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