Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

She’s set to host Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend.

And Kim Kardashian looked like she was ready to work while heading to the show’s New York City studio to rehearse ahead of her Saturday duties.

SNL is hoping the reality star, 40, will be a boon for ratings, after this past weekend’s season premiere with Owen Wilson tanked, earning 35% less viewers than last season’s premiere, according to The Wrap.

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

City slicker: Kim Kardashian looked slick in black Balenciaga while heading to Saturday Night Live rehearsals on Tuesday

The starlet’s ensemble consisted of a draped blouse gathered to one side, long globes and leggings which seamlessly blended into her pointy heels.

She topped things off with little visor-style sunglasses and bold diamond earrings along with a giant leather bag in a burgundy hue.

Continuing the glamour, Kim wore her dark tresses long, smooth and parted in the center while going for a classic glow on her face. 

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Dark: The starlet’s ensemble consisted of a draped blouse gathered to one side, long globes and leggings which seamlessly blended into her pointy heels

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Best tressed: Kim wore her dark tresses long, smooth and parted in the center while going for a classic glow on her face

The night before Kim arrived at her hotel in another stylish Balenciaga look.

The Skims mogul stepped into the spotlight rocking a shiny, quilted midnight blue vest over a sleek, figure-hugging bodysuit.

She continued the look with a leather baseball cap and slouchy, over-the-knee stiletto boots in the same hue.

Coming ready for a long stay, Kim carried around a giant, brown bag with a gloved hand.

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Chic: Kim held her head high as she arrived at her hotel in a stylish Balenciaga look

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Ratings magnet? SNL is likely hoping Kim will get people to tune in after a dismal season premiere and mediocre past season

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Bundle up in a shiny puffer vest like Kim in Balenciaga

Kim Kardashian is hosting her very first SNL this weekend and we can’t wait to see what she’ll come up with in terms of skits. Lately, in the sartorial department, she’s been quite predictable, wearing only Balenciaga since she first stepped out at the Met Gala completely covered.

Once again, as she touched down in New York City, the reality star is sporting the brand that’s famous for everything to sock sneakers to handbags. Here, Kim’s wearing Balenciaga’s sleeveless puffer vest and, for $4450, you too can get in on the action.

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Last week Kim said she was feeling the ‘pressure’ ahead of her October 9th gig while showing off a floral arrangement that read ‘SNL’ from friend and designer Jeff Leatham.

Kim said on her Instagram Story: ‘Thanks so much for sending me these flowers. That is so amazing and I absolutely love them.’

She added: ‘The pressure!’

SNL is hoping Kardashian is a big draw for viewers, especially following the rocky start to season 47.

According to Nielsen data obtained by The Wrap, last weekend’s Saturday Night Live drew a 3.5 household rating. 

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

It’s happening! Last week Kim said she was feeling the ‘pressure’ ahead of her October 9th gig while showing off a floral arrangement that read ‘SNL’ from friend and designer Jeff Leatham 

The numbers were about the same as the final two Season 46 episodes, but down 35% from the Season 46 debut. 

The show does, however, typically suffer a post-election year slump, in part explaining the decline. 

Last month it was reported that Kim and momager Kris Jenner met up with SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge.

‘Lorne wants her to do the show,’ an insider told KNEWZ last month, noting Michaels was hoping to get Kardashian to do the premiere.

Though the meet up sparked hosting rumors almost immediately, at the time a source bluffed and told The Hollywood Reporter that the momager, 65, and KKW Beauty founder’s ‘meal was not about any specific project, but rather a general catch-up.’

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Hehe: Kim poked fun at herself while announcing the news on social media, writing ‘No turning back now!!!! LOL’

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Out West: She’ll be the first Kardashian to host, although estranged husband Kanye West last controversially appeared on the show in 2018, going on a long rant about Donald Trump following the broadcast. It was his seventh time as musical guest

She’ll be the first Kardashian to host, although estranged husband Kanye West last controversially appeared on the show in 2018, going on a long rant about Donald Trump following the broadcast. It was his seventh time as musical guest. 

Meanwhile, Kim recently enjoyed some screen-time playing Dolores the poodle in the highly-anticipated PAW Patrol: The Movie.

Though her family’s flagship reality show lasted 20 seasons, her scripted credits are a little less robust.

The mother-of-four previously appeared 2008’s Disaster Movie, Deep in the Valley (2009) and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013).

Kim Kardashian’s episode of Saturday Night Live featuring musical guest Halsey airs October 9th, at 8:30PM PST/11:30PM EST on NBC. 

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

, Kim Kardashian heads to SNL rehearsals ahead of controversial hosting debut this Saturday, Nzuchi Times National News

Woof: Kim recently enjoyed some screen-time playing Dolores the poodle in the highly-anticipated PAW Patrol: The Movie