The present should go on…however with some modifications.

Hours earlier than airing a brand new episode, Saturday Night Live introduced that its last present of the yr would look slightly totally different than earlier ones as a consequence of coronavirus considerations. 

“As a result of current spike within the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of warning, there can be no reside viewers for tonight’s taping of ‘Saturday Evening Stay and the present can have restricted solid and crew,” a statement read on Twitter and Instagram on Dec. 18. “The present continues to comply with authorities security tips along with a rigorous testing protocol.”

Shortly after the long-running NBC sketch comedy sequence shared the replace, musical guest Charli XCX introduced that she was not performing.

“As a result of restricted crew at tonight’s at tonights taping of snl my musical performances will not have the ability to go forward,” she revealed on social media. “i’m devastated and heartbroken.”