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Justin Timberlake Highlights More ’20/20′ in His ‘SNL’ Return

Pop star performs ‘Only When I Walk Away’ and ‘Pair of Wings’ in his sixth appearance on the show

Saturday Night Live offered up a whole bag full of treats in its Christmas episode last night, with cameos from Madonna, Barry Gibb and Paul McCartney cranking up the star power of Jimmy Fallon’s return to the show. Musical guest and frequent Fallon collaborator Justin Timberlake brought his customary comedic flair to a handful of sketches, reprising his roles as a singing salesperson in the Wrappinville sketch and Robin Gibb on the Barry Gibb Talk Show, and impersonating Fallon on Celebrity Family Feud. 

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Timberlake also happened to have released two new albums in the scant nine months since his last appearance on the show (when he served as both host and musical guest), so his two musical performances offered a fine opportunity to highlight tracks from The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2.

For the first set, Timberlake piled on the strobe lasers and vocal distortion for the hard-hitting “Only When I Walk Away.” He returned with his acoustic guitar and backing strings to close the show on a cozy holiday note with the ballad “Pair of Wings.” 

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