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06 May 2024

Dua Lipa Performs Surprise NYC Set And On SNL: Watch

Dua Lipa attends the Time100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday, April 25, 2024, in New York.
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Dua Lipa has marked the release of her third album, Radical Optimism, by hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live and playing a surprise set in Times Square, New York. Watch all performances below.

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Lipa performed a free show at the junction of 43rd Street and 7th Avenue, One Times Square Plaza. The set was announced just hours before, with the singer writing on X: “8.30PM EST, ONE TIMES SQUARE PLAZA 43RD STREET AND 7TH AVE, I HAVE A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FOR YOU, SEE YOU SOON”.

She performed four songs from the new album – Training Season, Houdini, Happy For You and Illusion.

It was a busy weekend for Lipa, who marked her first time hosting Saturday Night Live by also performing Illusion and Happy For You, as well as appearing in a host of sketches. The star explained the meaning behind Radical Optimism on the show saying: “It’s like looking on the bright side of any situation.

UK fans shouldn’t feel left out, Lipa’s Live Lounge Special will broadcast on BBC One this evening (Monday 6 May) at 11.15pm BST and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. It will also be played on BBC Radio 1 at 7.30pm BST on Tuesday 7 May.

Ahead of her headline performance at Glastonbury 2024, the pop powerhouse will return to the Radio 1 Live Lounge performing new music, a classic and an incredible cover. Full track list includes: Illusion, Training Season, Happy For You, Be The One and Cleo Sol’s Sunshine.

In this 30-minute entertainment special filmed in at Maida Vale Studios, host Clara Amfo will dive into what is fast becoming a huge year for Dua, chatting about her latest album Radical Optimism, her Glastonbury headline performance, and what’s next for the star.

Dua says: “I’m so happy to be back in the Radio 1 Live Lounge. I love coming back and being in here, it feels like a full circle moment. It’s so nice to have new songs to perform, new stories to tell, and a whole new world to dive into.”

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