Despite it being her first SNL performance ever, Lorde eased into the collaborative performance of "Magnet," as blue, red and white stage lights representing the colors of the French flag served as a tribute to the attacks on Paris. Like the pro that she is, she commanded the stage in striking pink eye shadow and her newly shorn locks, while rocking the hell out of a glittery black tuxedo dress. And of course, it wouldn't have been a proper Lorde performance without a few fierce hair whips and electrifying dance moves.
Later, host Elizabeth Banks introduced Sam, who joined Disclosure onstage for a performance of the soulful, upbeat track "Omen." TBH, we're still recovering from the singer's breathtakingly gorgeous rendition of Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game," but that didn't stop us from totally getting into his set.
YAS! The Lorde and Sam Smith takeover is official and we're all the way here for it. Now the only thing we need is a musical collaboration to take this thing to the next level. No pressure, Lorde and Sam – we'll wait.