Taylor Swift Performs "Lover" & "False God" on SNL

October 7, 2019
Taylor Swift performs during the launch of her Reputation Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Taylor Swift appeared for the fourth time as musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. For her first performance, she delivered a pared-down rendition of her hit song "Lover." Swift performed the tune solo on stage, accompanying herself on piano during the sweet, romantic number. She returned to the stage later and performed the track "False God." The mellow performance featured an extended saxophone solo, which gave the tune a jazzy feel. The biggest surprise of the night was perhaps when Swift showed up for the afterparty holding hands with little-seen boyfriend Joe Alwyn. As People reports, the pop star wore the same black blazer and bling-y slacks she wore on SNL, while Alwyn donned jeans and a gray sweater. Prior to the show, she also reportedly had pizzas sent to her fans waiting outside.