NME Festival blog: Watch Saoirse Ronan sing a song to help you pronounce her name

Saoirse Ronan performed a song on SNL last night to help people pronounce her name.

The Irish actor is the star of Greta Gerwig’s new film, Lady Bird, and was the guest host on the comedy show last night. Her fellow countrymen U2 were the musical guests.

In her monologue, Ronan joked: “It is so great to be here hosting the St Patrick’s Day episode of Saturday Night Live – just a few months early!”

She continued: “Yes, I am very Irish and I have an extremely Irish name – some would say too Irish. It’s Saoirse. It means freedom. But, you see, I have a little problem. It’s spelled… well, it’s spelled wrong. It’s a full typo.

“If it were a Wheel Of Fortune puzzle, you couldn’t afford it,” she joked. She then sang “an easy tune” she said she “made up as a little girl” to help with the pronunciation. Watch the moment above, via Digital Spy.

Elsewhere on last night’s SNL, U2 played two songs from their latest album ‘Songs Of Experience‘.

The band first performed ‘American Soul’, which featured a pre-recorded spoken-word opening from collaborator Kendrick Lamar. They later returned to the stage to play ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’.

Songs Of Experience’ is the band’s 14th album and the follow-up and companion album to 2014’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’. It features lead single ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’.


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