Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton in many SNL parodies, took the show’s stage this week with a more serious message.

McKinnon donned her usual Clinton outfit and sat at a piano to sing ‘Hallelujah.’ The song was both a homage to the great singer Leonard Cohen, who recently passed away, and a comment on the U.S. presidential election.

The episode was dubbed “Election Week Cold Open,” and with it SNL deviated from their lighthearted tone. McKinnon’s performance was dramatic and she ended it with the words: “I haven’t given up, and neither should you.”

Many people were touched by the performance and expressed their thoughts on Twitter. You can watch McKinnon’s rendition of the song here:


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