Thirteen time Grammy award nominee Bruno Mars called in to Craig & Company this morning to talk about his experience doing double duty as the musical guest and host on last week’s episode of SNL. Bruno also told us his thoughts on the famous Portland marriage proposal that used his song, “Marry You,” and gave us hints on how he would like to spend the holidays this year!
Bruno Mars is one of the most versatile and talented artists out today. He proved that once again last Saturday night when he was both musical guest and host for the most entertaining (and highest rated) SNL episode of the season!
The most talked about skit of the night featured Bruno as a Pandora Radio intern named Devin. When the power goes out in the studio he is forced to fill in for the songs, belting out hilarious spot on impressions of Green Day, Aerosmith, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Michael Jackson. “That was so much fun,” the singer recalled. “That week was probably the most fun, most nerve-racking week I have ever experienced in my life.” Mars claims to have never acted before, but after seeing last week’s show, it is apparent he has the talent for it. “I am not an actor, I never acted before at all,” he admitted. “And this [was] the first time I am doing anything, especially to this scale… reading cue cards and doing sketches with some serious, serious pros.”
Mars has racked up over a billion views on his YouTube channel, while also leading others to web fame as well! Earlier this year, a marriage proposal went viral when a Portland man proposed to his girlfriend using choreographed dancing and lip-synching to Bruno’s hit, “Marry You.” The video has taken the web by storm and has over fifteen million views on YouTube. “Isn’t it amazing?” said Bruno on how his song was used. “It’s so weird when you write the song, you don’t think of stuff like that. I don’t think they could have made a better music video for that song.”
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Hawaiian-born artist mentioned he would like to be home for the holidays. “I am going to try my best to get down there at least for a couple of days,” said Mars. “A warm Christmas in Hawaii would be nice.” Bruno’s new album, Unorthodox Jukebox, is set to be released December 11th. Don’t expect a Christmas album anytime soon –when asked if he would ever put one out, Bruno joked, “No, absolutely not!”
–Tyler Roman, 96.5 TIC/Hartford