Ariana Grande’s Impressions of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Celine Dion Are Dead On
Ariana Grande certainly isn’t the first singer to take on the pop powerhouses of the 90s. In fact,Christina Aguilera herself tackled a Britney Spears impression a couple of times earlier this year. But unlike that viral promotional video for The Voice, Grande didn’t have the benefit of wigs or costumes to help with her imitations of Aguilera, Spears, and Celine Dion. This was all vocal prowess.
And the impressions are sort of astonishingly great. Britney’s early vocal fry-heavy style is easy enough to imitate. But it takes real power to approximate Aguilera. And the biggest surprise of all is Grande’s killer impression of Celine Dion. Once again, there’s a lot of power behind it, but the true treat is Grande’s approximation of Dion’s Québécois accent and light stage patter. Grande—like Spears, Aguilera, and Miley Cyrus before her—got her start on kids television, and it looks like those years on Victoriousand Sam & Cat paid off. Grande, her singing chops, and her comedic knack will graduate to more grown-up TV next week when the bloody horror comedy Scream Queenspremieres Tuesday, September 22 on Fox.