See Ariana Grande Sing “Wheels On The Bus” As Christina Aguilera On The Tonight Show

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Petite powerhouse Ariana Grande reminded us all what an incredible singer she is on Jimmy Fallon's latest round of the "Wheel of Musical Impressions" Tuesday night. Grande belted out classics like "Mary Had A Little Lamb" as Britney Spears and "The Wheels On The Bus" as Christina Aguilera. After the latter, Fallon jumped out of his seat and proclaimed, "That is unbelievable! Wow, I want that recording." And, for the record, we'd buy it too. The combination of Grande's raw singing talent and peculiar penchant for eerily accurate vocal mimicry results in some dead-on impressions. Seriously, Christina herself might as well have been backstage singing while Grande lip-synced along. She was really that good. Grande also took on The Weeknd's recent smash hit "Can't Feel My Face" in the soaring key of Celine Dion. Witness the magic in the video below.
Maybe more surprising, though, was the fact that Fallon truly gave Grande a run for her money. His rendition of OMI's "Cheerleader" in Aaron Neville's unmistakable New Orleans vibrato was fun to hear. Fallon embodied Sting's distinctive croon equally well on yet another cover of "Can't Feel My Face." The home run segment culminated with a "Can't Feel My Face" duet in dueling styles between the guest and host. A few other highlights from last night's show:
- In "The Debating Game" Fallon again gifted us with his sublime impression of Donald Trump — gesturing with panache, gruffly pouting and dodging questions like the Republican challenger himself. One of his best lines: "I cherish women. I've married billions and billions of women. Gender wise, I'd easily put them in the top two, maybe three." Also, "boobs," he added. - Guest Robert De Niro talked about his wonderful experience working with R29 UnCover girl Anne Hathaway on the set of their new film The Intern. We also got a first look at De Niro as Bernie Madoff in the upcoming HBO movie The Wizard of Lies. - Fallon also prodded De Niro on rumors of a project in the works with Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Joe Pesci. The actor confirmed that the working title of the film is The Irishman, and that it's based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses. - Duran Duran played the catchy single "Take The Pressure Off" from their new album Paper Gods. The dance rock gods played a great mini-set, but Fallon and Grande were a pretty tough act to follow.

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