Can we talk about how awesome Harry Styles was on SNL?

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Jimmy Fallon hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, but it was musical guest Harry Styles who stole the show.

Saturday Night Live was actually live coast-to-coast for the first time in the show’s history. It’s a damn good thing too, as the entire continent got to see musical guest Harry Styles steal the show from host Jimmy Fallon.

Typically, the musical guest on SNL is seen only during their sets breaking up the show. Occasionally they will pop up in a skit, like we saw with Lorde earlier this season in a skit towards the end of the show. Ariana Grande also popped up in a skit a few years ago while musical guest, later returning last year as proper host.

Given how great he was with the screen time he was given, we can likely expect the same from Styles. He popped up three times total outside of his musical responsibilities. He was featured as part of the massive dance number in Fallon’s monologue but cameoed proper in the Family Feud skit. Here he played Mick Jagger to perfection — it was hilarious, whacky and above all good.

He later turned up in a skit about a Civil War camp that breaks out into song thus creating America’s first fat hook. The skit was meh, but again Styles popped up and was given screen time as part of the joke and not just background fodder in it.

This was very clearly an audition for Styles to return as host in the future. He’s only 23-years old and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. He has a new album he’s promoting now — the reason he came to SNL — and it’s certainly not going to be his last.

In addition to any future musical releases that Styles will be looking to promote, he’ll be appearing in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, thus thursting Styles into an arena of acting that could bring him future high profile gigs to promote. Not only does he have his own brand going for him to land movie roles, but he’s already working with the best directors in all of cinema which indicates there will likely be more of that in the years to come.

If you weren’t already a Styles fan before tonight — like myself — then you have no excuse not to be after. Aside form his fantastic musical performances, he nailed the screen time he was given and should no doubt be welcomed back as host as early as next year.