Ariana Grande has made up for her doughnut-laced tirade about America with a visit to the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where she spot-on nailed celebrity impressions. In the hilarious Tonight Show appearance Grande stepped up to the challenge of impersonating some of the best pop singers on the planet, including Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion, reports E! News.
During the “Wheel Of Musical Impressions” challenge, a regular part of the Tonight Show, the celebrity guest, in this case Ariana, is asked to impersonate a famous singer while cutting the tune to a random song. Grande nailed her impression of Christina Aguilera soulfully singing “The Wheels on the Bus” in a way the song has never been performed.
Not only did Ariana Grande get every lyrical run right in her impression, Grande took the opportunity on the Tonight Show to show off how diverse her voice really is and the masterful control she has over her instrument. Each impression Ariana performed was distinctly different and a close-to-life impersonation of the artist.
And it wasn’t just the Tonight Show audience who loved her impressions – Christina Aguilera sent a congratulatory “You betta work girl!” tweet to Grande, reports E! News, gushing over the younger singer’s performance.
The Tonight Show performance is mending fences over a recent scandal involving Grande in which she was filmed making critical remarks about America — in a doughnut shop of all places. According to the Daily Mail, at a Wolfee Donuts located in Riverside County, California, Ariana was caught on camera stating “I hate Americans. I hate America” while licking doughnuts sitting on the counter.
The Daily Mail also reports that Ariana Grande, who was accompanied by rumored boyfriend and backup dancer Ricky Alvarez, upset the Wolfee Donuts staff with their behavior and caused the restaurant some headaches after a health department showed up following the footage leak.
Ariana Grande rushed to do damage control, opening up about the incident during an interview on Good Morning America, reports E! News. Grande apologized for her behavior, according to Daily Mail, claiming there was “no excuse or nothing to justify it.” Ariana continued, qualifying her behavior, as Grande confessed “you know as human beings, we all say and do things we don’t mean at all sometimes and we have to learn from it.”
During her performance on the Tonight Show, Ariana Grande didn’t seem phased by all the bad press, and fans seem over the incident.
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