Ariana Grande‘s nickname is “Mini Mariah Carey,” but after tackling Jimmy Fallon‘s “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” we might need to change it to “Mini Mariah Carey/Britney Spears/Christina Aguilera/Celine Dion” because she can honestly sound like ALL of them.
Grande and her iconic ponytail stopped by “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night (Sep 15) to discuss her role in the new Fox show “Scream Queens,” and while there, she played Fallon’s hilariously funny “Wheel of Musical Impressions” game where his Pop star guests sing atypical songs in the voice of other Pop stars. (Remember when Jamie Foxx did it?)
Ariana imitated Britney Spears singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” Christina Aguilera crooning to “The Wheels on the Bus” and Celine Dion belting out the lyrics to The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”
All of Grande’s impressions were spot-on, and Christina Aguilera herself commented on how great the donut-licker‘s impression of her was.
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) September 16, 2015
Gawker staff writer Rich Juzwiak probably described the whole shebang pretty well:
It’s one thing to do a good bleating Britney. It’s another to possess the vocal power to do a I’m-singing-this-from-the-bottom-of-my-balls-which-is-crazy-because-I-don’t-have-balls Christina. But to be able to do a chirpy, hammy Celine Dion on top of them both? Unreal.
Hey, Ariana, if this whole singing/acting thing doesn’t work out, you could definitely merge the two and host a Vegas show impersonating Pop stars … or something.
Watch Ariana Grande nail impressions of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera Celine Dion in the video up top!