The Lumineers, by default, became the most watchable part of an otherwise uneventful "Saturday Night Live" (how the cast/crew managed not to make full use of Jennifer Lawrence's awesome personality is a mystery) with a performance of two tracks off their debut album The Lumineers.
The five-piece Denver rock group brought their brand of fun and folk with their surprise radio hit "Ho Hey" to what may be their biggest public platform Saturday night. That enthusiasm and energy showed on the stage last night with excited smiles on nearly every band member (and we see your quirky floral dress, Neyla Pekarek).
Following their howling, barking first set, they followed it up at the tail end of the show with their song "Stubborn Love." The Lumineers got a kickstart to their career when that first single "Ho Hey" was featured in the season finale of the CW show "Hart of Dixie." From there, it was a steady climb up the Billboard charts to #3 on the Hot 100 and now their first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist—this "SNL" gig was an aptly-timed spotlight for the band to let Grammy Votes they exist in an otherwise cutthroat category including Frank Ocean, fun., Alabama Shakes, and weakest link Hunter Hayes.
After you watch this two performances, there's a 72% chance you're going to want to learn the cello.