Surprisingly for a show all about scandal, many people already have a lot of ideas about Sam Levinson’s new series. Idol. Are some so misogynistic as one might worry? Can Levinson really write a coherent screenplay? Can The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) act?! The show has obviously already inspired a fan—Saturday night liveChloe Fineman, who left a perfect impersonation of Lily Rose-Depp’s pop-star hero Jocelyn.
“Is my song bad?” Fineman’s “Jocelyn” wonders out loud at one point. “For instance, music should fuck.”
Fineman’s impressions of everyone from Jennifer Coolidge to Nicole Kidman to Timothée Chalamet have made him a worldwide favourite. SNLand here, she uses those skills flawlessly. In addition to some black underwear that mimics Jocelyn’s ridiculous rehearsal uniform, Fineman also wears a lacy red lingerie that he finally pulls over his face, mimicking the moment when The Weeknd’s creepy club owner Tedros helps Jocelyn connect with him at the end of Episode One. looks good with a robe. through creativity… *checks grades*… erotic drowning.
“Music should sound like a slut or a whore,” says “Jocelyn” as she sits down with a few cigarettes in her hand.
As amusing as it is for Fineman to refer to Rose-Depp’s character by influencing a deep, disgruntled voice, it also gives The Weekndnd’s character a chance. “I met this man last night; his name is Tedros,” his character says in the video. “He was wearing a bat cloak, but I think it will change my whole career.”
Tick a series of clips from inside his robes where Fineman sings songs such as “Believe” by Cher and “Pocket Full of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield to prove that he can sing “he knows how to fuck” as Tedros puts it. Oh – and for those wondering, yes, she found a way to make fun of her manager’s claim that her mental illness was “sexy.”