‘Saturday Night Live’: Adam Levine of Maroon 5, ‘The Voice’ to host

Saturday Night Live LogoWe already know that Adam Levine has a history of performing on “Saturday Night Live,” but to this point it has always been as the show’s host. With that in mind, things are about to change in a pretty big way.

NBC announced on Thursday that the Maroon 5 frontman (and host on the network’s show “The Voice”) is going to host the January 26 installment of the sketch comedy show, one week after Jennifer Lawrence takes the reigns of the first show of 2013 with The Lumineers as the musical guest. So who will accompany Adam? It will be none other than hip-hop up-and-comer Kendrick Lamar, who will be getting an opportunity to show off a genre that has not really been touched much on the show since Frank Ocean stopped by during the season premiere (and even he is more R&B than anything else).

So what sort of sketches could we be seeing Levine do on the show? It’s still early, but we anticipate there being at least one spoof of “The Voice” given that it is the one show that has really propped up NBC’s ratings for much of the year so far. After all, season 4 of the show will be back on the show beginning in March, where Levine will be joined by Usher and Shakira alongside fellow returning coach Blake Shelton (who also really needs to host “Saturday Night Live,” mostly because it would be an absolutely hoot and a hot mess).

Levine’s only real acting credit thus far, save for a few sporadic appearances in “SNL” sketches, is this current season of “American Horror Story,” where he was (spoiler!) killed off by the present version of Bloody Face in the opening episodes.

Do you think that Levine will be a good host? If you want to see our picks for the best sketches of fall 2012, you can do so here.

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