Justin Bieber delivers emotional 'Saturday Night Live' performances and fans can't get enough

Justin Bieber is back in Studio 8H. The "Forever" singer hit the stage in his second Saturday Night Live appearance of the year over the weekend, and wowed with some powerful tunes.

For his first set, Bieber sang inside a overgrown, moody barn set, complete with a neon cross which set the tone for his powerful performance of "Holy."

Bieber was joined on stage by his collaborator on the track, Chance the Rapper -- who previously served as an SNL musical guest and host last year.

Bieber appeared to be overwhelmed with emotion as the song came to a close and he bent over at the waist as the number ended. Chance smiled an supportively embraced Bieber as the show went to commercial.

The pop icon wasn't the only one who got emotional over the performance. Many fans took to Twitter to shower the singer with praise.

Bieber's second performance of the night was even more powerful and heart-wrenching. The unique number began in his green room -- instead of on a stage -- as he sang the opening, painful lines of his new song "Lonely" into a mirror.

The camera followed Bieber as he sang while walking backstage through the halls of the studio. He delivered a flawless and incredibly touching set as he came out from backstage and slowly walked into the spotlight, ending the performance in front of the audience -- who responded with thunderous applause.

ET learned on Thursday that the "Holy" singer went in to start rehearsing for this weekend’s SNL. ET also learned that every staff member at the studio is taking daily COVID-19 tests and that there are COVID compliance officers walking around to make sure people are obeying all the guidelines and social distancing rules.

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Justin Bieber arriving at Tape nightclub in Mayfair, London, ahead of a playback of his album Changes. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Justin Bieber performs during New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Justin Bieber attends the premiere of Open Road Films' 'Justin Bieber's Believe' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Justin Beiber" Episode 1633 -- Pictured: Justin Bieber -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 31: Singer Justin Bieber performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010 at Aria Resort & Casino at the City Center on December 31, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DCNYRE2010/Getty Images for DCP)
RADIO DISNEY - DECEMBER 14, 2009 - Radio Disney's Next Big Thing winner Jasmine Sagginario and Hollywood Records' Allstar Weekend open for worldwide sensation Justin Bieber at a concert hosted by Radio Disney AM 1110 Los Angeles at Citadel Outlets. (Photo by Rick Rowell/Disney Channel via Getty Images) JUSTIN BIEBER
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Justin Bieber performs poolside at Fontainebleau Miami Beachs New Years Eve Celebration at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on December 31, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Fontainebleau Miami Beach)
LOS CABOS, MEXICO - OCTOBER 13: Justin Bieber holds two drinks on October 13, 2017 in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Photo by Humberto Servin/Clasos/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Justin Bieber attends 2017 Aces Charity Celebrity Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden on August 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 08: Musician Justin Bieber attends a practice round prior to the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on August 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 24: Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber take in the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Scotiabank Arena on November 24, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 18: Justin Bieber seen out and about on September 18, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Eagle Lee / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin seen out and about on September 17, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Eagle Lee / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Justin Bieber attends the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 13: Viral internet sensation Mason Ramsey aka The Walmart Yodeling Boy, (L) and Recording Artist Justin Bieber pose for a selfie backstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Natt Lim/Getty Images for Coachella)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1210 -- Pictured: Musical guest Justin Bieber featuring Quavo (not pictured) performs on February 14, 2020 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Justin Bieber attends the fight between KSI and Logan Paul at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 07: Justin Bieber appears onstage at MTV’s “Fresh Out Live” on February 07, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for MTV)

Saturday marks Issa Rae's hosting debut. Meanwhile, this will be the singer's fourth appearance on SNL. He last performed his songs, "Yummy" and "Intentions," on the Feb 8, 2020, show.

SNL airs live, coast-to-coast, on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.


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