Adam Levine may have moves like Jagger, but he hasn’t quite captured the Rolling Stone’s strutting confidence — on SNL, at least. While Mick was completely at ease as a host last season, Levine frequently seemed a little nervous during his own maiden hosting voyage; his cue card-reading was blatant enough to make us dock Maroon 5’s front man a few points. And then there was Levine’s performance in that cringe-worthy “Gay Network” sketch, which aimed for good-natured edginess and fell far short of the mark.
But overall, Levine did pretty well for someone who only recently began dipping his toe in the acting pool — and the SNL he oversaw was an improvement over Jennifer Lawrence’s disappointing episode. (Granted, this may have been thanks to The Lonely Island, Cameron Diaz, and Jerry Seinfeld rather than Levine alone). He charmed as Nev Schulman in the sketch show’s spot-on Catfish spoof, he held his own alongside Andy Samberg and co. as the Digital Short made its triumphant return, and he took off his shirt just a few minutes into the episode, which almost makes up for that obvious cue-card reading.
Still, if last week’s poll is any indication, it may be tough for Levine to top Lawrence. READ FULL STORY