5 Unknown Celebrity Impressions After Ariana Grande's Musical 'SNL' Celebrity impersonations

By Rudy Cecera (rudy.cecera@mstarsnews.com) | Mar 14, 2016 05:30 PM EDT
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In addition to singing and acting, Ariana Grande has just proved herself a great impressionist. Over the weekend, the 22-year-old "Problem" vocalist pulled double duty as host and musical act for Saturday Night Live. However the real entertainment came from her sketch performances where her celebrity impressions were so spot on, you would have thought she was an SNL regular.

The Victorious actress started the show with an interesting monologue that poked fun at her doughnut licking incident. "I've learned that it's really time to grow up. I think I'm in a place where I'm ready...to be caught in a real adult scandal. A real scandal, you know? Something to take my career to the next level." said Grande. She then broke into a musical number where she accidentally blurted "Oh sh*t."

After the scandal reference and slip of profanity, the "Love Me Harder" songstress took part in a sketch about the Kid's Choice Awards, which ironically aired earlier that night on her old stomping ground, Nickelodeon. Even more ironic is that Grande actually won the award for Favorite Female Singer.

What really brought the house down was when Grande played an intern at Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service (a similar sketch was performed by Bruno Mars back in October 2012). When the service goes down, Grande's character is asked to fill in and proceeds to impersonate, in rapid order, Britney Spears singing "Baby One More Time", Shakira singing "Whenever, Wherever", Rihanna singing "Work", Celine Dion singing "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and the late Whitney Houston singing the "I Will Always Love You"(the latter will actually give you chills).

If that weren't enough, in a later Celebrity Family Feud sketch, Grande did an impression of Jennifer Lawrence so good, if you shut your eyes, you would have thought it was her. "They told me not to do a game show, but I was like, 'Screw it, I can have fun, I'm a regular person." said Grande as Lawrence. She ended the show with a Sound of Music parody.

Early buzz is that the former Sam & Cat star could be looking at an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. This would, of course, put her in the company of Justin Timberlake who won the award back in 2011. Although Grande's impressions were excellent, they were a talent she's not known for doing. Of course there are several other unknown celebrity impressions. Here is a list of the top 5.

5) Donald Trump does a great impression of the Orangutan from Planet of the Apes

4) Caitlyn Jenner does a great impression of Eddie Redmayne's character in The Danish Girl

3) Hillary Clinton does a great impression of any of the 101 Dalmatians

2) Chris Brown does a great impression of Adonis Johnson from Creed

1) Kim Kardashian's ass does a great impression of Quark's head from Star Trek

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