Saturday Night Live: Ariana Grande impersonates Whitney, Britney, Rihanna and more in Tidal skit
Ariana Grande has an arsenal of musical impressions at her command, and she’s shown them off before on The Tonight Show. So when Grande pulled double duty on Saturday Night Live this weekend, hosting and performing as the musical guest, it’s no surprise that she once again broke out her pitch-perfect impressions of Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and Shakira.
Grande stars in the sketch as a Tidal intern named Chloe, and when a power outage threatens to derail an “incident-free” day at the streaming service, her coworkers recruit her to impersonate some of music’s biggest divas. As her boss, played by Kenan Thompson, tells her, “People need their Britney Spears!”
Grande goes on to cover Spears’ “Baby One More Time,” Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” and Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever.” After her performance of Rihanna’s “Work,” Grande asks, “Was that okay? I truly don’t know what she’s saying.”
“Hey, nobody does,” Thompson replies.
Watch the sketch below.
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