Ariana Grande's SNL Skits Slayed Us All

In all honesty, I was never much of an Ariana Grande fan.  Between her role as the ultra-ditzy red-head Cat Valentine on Victorius and her role as the stereotypical sorority girl in Scream Queens, I honestly wondered if that’s how she was off-screen, too.  And then, who can forget that bizarre donut-licking incident?  All of that aside, however, Ariana Grande surprised me with her incredible Saturday Night Live performance, as both the host and musical guest. From her acting in each of the sketches to her live musical performance, it was hard not to admit that the girl's got talent!

In all the sketches, Ariana Grande’s impressions were what really stood out.  In a parody of celebrity family feud, Ariana Grande took on the role of actress Jennifer Lawrence.  Portraying J-Law’s infamous laid-back and down-to-earth attitude, Grande honestly could’ve passed for the Hunger Games starlet.

In another sketch, Ariana Grande played a shy, awkward intern at a music streaming service, where, because of technical difficulties, she had to sing in the voices of popular singers such as Britney Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, and Celine Dion.  But out of all her musical impersonations, her cover of Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You" was by far the most impressive.  A singer known for her incredible vocals, Whitney Houston is no easy person to try to match.  However, Ariana Grande even slayed the high notes on the classic ballad!

Of course, you can’t forget about Ariana Grande’s amazing performance of her own songs, "Dangerous Woman" and "Be Alright."  Unlike many popular artists, Ariana Grande sounds as talented live as she does on the radio.  Just by the way she performs, you can see her love for music and singing is authentic.

Overall, her comedic acting and genuine talent made her both entertaining and personable, and I’m definitely a proud new member of her fan base.  After watching her Saturday Night Live performance, I’m ready to buy tickets to her next tour!