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Earlier this week, we learned that country artist Morgan Wallen has been removed as this weekend’s Saturday Night Live musical guest. The reason? Well, he was seen partying it up in a TikTok video without a mask which is a violation of SNL‘s COVID-19 protocols.

Given the last-minute change, Saturday Night Live scrambled to find a new performer for this weekend. Now, it has been confirmed that Jack White is saving the day as the new musical guest.

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Following Wallen’s removal from Saturday Night Live this weekend, fans began speculating on who could replace the country star. A lot of music fans on Twitter threw out ideas including one Machine Gun Kelly fan.

They suggested MGK should hit up his friend and Big Time Adolescence co-star Pete Davidson to snag a musical guest spot.

I vote Pete Davidson calls up @machinegunkelly and he gets to be musical guest on SNL this weekend- just saying it’s what we deserve.”

To the surprise of many, MGK confessed that he was almost the musical guest for this weekend’s show.

“it almost happened this weekend.”

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Although Machine Gun Kelly is not this weekend’s musical guest, it’s possible he could appear in a future SNL episode. Maybe he will finally make his SNL debut with some tunes from Tickets To My Downfall?

Shortly following MGK’s tweet, Saturday Night Live confirmed White’s musical guest spot for this weekend. This will be White’s fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live and his first performance in nearly a year.

SNL‘s Lorne Michaels said White is a natural replacement because he is both reliable and a favorite musical guest on the NBC show.

“Calling somebody on a Thursday to be here for Friday, it’s complicated,” Michaels said. “It has to be people who are ready to go. And he’s always good on the show.”

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It is unknown which songs White will perform this weekend. However, The White Stripes are preparing to release their first-ever greatest hits compilation this December. So, it’s possible he may play a few different tunes from throughout his career.

Earlier in the week, a video of SNL’s original musical guest Morgan Wallen surfaced on TikTok. The video, which eventually went viral, shows Wallen drinking at a party without wearing a mask.

In his statement video, Wallen says he has not tested positive for COVID-19, but adds that his “actions this past weekend were pretty shortsighted.” He goes on to say that he understands and respects SNL‘s decision to remove him as the musical guest.

“And they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” he said. “I respect the show’s decision because I know ​that I put them in jeopardy and I take ownership for this. I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities and I let them down.”

Overall, Jack White fans and Saturday Night Live viewers are happy about the last-minute replacement. It appears that many people don’t know who Morgan Wallen even is, making White’s last-minute appearance a true win-win.

As well, others say White is perfect for the job since he most likely hasn’t left his house or socialized with anyone since the start of the pandemic.

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