We love you, Ari! When Ariana Grande hosted and performed on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on March 13, she didn’t just blow us away — Ari totally reminded us how much we adore her. Check out her 8 most lovable moments right here!
Ariana Grande made quite the comeback in her Saturday Night Live hosting gig! We weren’t too happy with her after her DonutGate scandal in July 2015, and she has been teasing us about her new album without giving any details. But when the 23-year-old singer took the SNL stage on March 13, she apologized for DonutGate, nailed every single skit, and debuted two new songs. Needless to say, we fell right back in love with Ari! See some of our fave moments below!
She had no problem admitting how young she looks
In her opening monologue, Ariana hilariously quips, “It’s been a dream of mine to be on this stage ever since I was a little girl…which was two months ago.” Hey, at least she owns the fact that she has a youthful look about her!
She addressed her DonutGate scandal
As we mentioned, Ariana briefly talked about the time she was “caught licking a donut she didn’t pay for,” and admitted that the incident was “childish” and “stupid.” We were already proud of her for owning up to her actions, but Ari’s hilarious follow-up song made the whole thing even better!
Her flawless Whitney Houston (and every other pop diva) impression
We’ve seen Ariana do mind-blowing impressions of the likes of Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears before, but she did them all again in a skit named “Tidal” — and of course they were just as amazing. But it was her rendition of Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” that made us swoon!
— kevin (@ThaGrandeEmpire) March 13, 2016
As if Ariana hasn’t already proved that she can do basically anything, she showed off her best dab in a skit about the Kids’ Choice Awards. Get it, Ari!
She totally owned a wardrobe malfunction
When Ariana began singing her new single, “Dangerous Woman,” she looked super hot in a lacy corset top. Fans couldn’t help noticing something was a little off, though: Her jacket sleeve! She had a black blazer hanging from her right arm that definitely didn’t look like it was supposed to be there…but Ari managed to nail the performance anyway!
Her incredibly convincing impersonation of Jennifer Lawrence
We knew Ariana could sing like her fellow superstars, but who knew she could also pull off a perfect Jennifer Lawrence? Ariana played J-Law in a Family Feud skit, and she sounded exactly like the actress. If you don’t believe us, prepare to have your mind blown:
Her take on Rihanna’s “Work”
In the middle of Ariana’s incredible impressions during the “Tidal” skit, she impersonated Rihanna while singing “Work”…and we could NOT stop laughing!
She snuck in a curse word…but kept it classy
As Ariana was singing about scandals in her opening monologue, she slipped in a “Oh s**t” that definitely wasn’t scripted. Even despite the curse word slip, she played it off flawlessly and practically made a swear word sound sophisticated!
People are upset that Ariana Grande said “Oh shit” on NBC?! Whatever. I’m going to listen to it on repeat. https://t.co/ixjAfmijCQ
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) March 13, 2016
What was your favorite Ariana SNL moment, HollywoodLifers? Do you think she did a fabulous job hosting? Tell us below!