Haley brought material from their new album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power to SNL to mixed reviews. Halsey went all out for the first Saturday Night Live performance, but some perceived audio mixing issues sparked complaints on Twitter. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter delivered a rendition of their epic and bombastic track “I am not woman, I’m a god.” Its powerful production seemed to overpower the vocal mix at points, to no fault of Halsey’s.

Some complained they couldn’t enjoy the performance as a result of the mixing issues. Others were at least intrigued by the sonics to seek out the studio version. Diehard fans were simply in awe of Halsey’s attire and accompanying stage setup, which were futuristic and drew plenty of comparisons to sci-fi properties. Scroll through to read some of the reactions to Halsey’s first SNL performance of the night.

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“The instrumental is too loud that you can’t even hear Halsey sing I’m laughing so hard right now,” one person wrote. “This is hilarious.”


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Halsey looks stunning tonight absolute serve!!! #SNL pic.twitter.com/QPKolbDgwD

— M (@Maszon930) October 10, 2021

“Halsey is really giving me Zenon girl of the 21st century okay sis,” another viewer wrote. Another added, “halsey looked so good on SNL and I’m so proud of her performing so soon after giving birth but uhhhh that audio mix was simply NOT it.”