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Ariana Grande Sounds Wildly Like Whitney Houston Singing "I Will Always Love You"

She brought the house down as Chloe the TIDAL intern on a May 2016 Saturday Night Live episode.

By Christopher Rudolph

Ariana Grande is returning to Studio 8H, as the musical guest for Saturday Night Live on March 9, with host Josh Brolin. In addition to listening to Grande's latest album, Eternal Sunshine, another way to prepare for her SNL appearance is to look back at when she brought the house down in the past on the late-night sketch series.

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The former The Voice Coach pulled double duty as Host and musical guest on a May 2016 episode of SNL. She played actress Jennifer Lawrence in "Celebrity Family Feud," but in another sketch she got to show off her beloved singing impersonations as Chloe, a shy intern at TIDAL.

What starts off as an "incident-free day" at the music streaming service tumbles into chaos as a power outage causes several of pop music's biggest acts to stop streaming. After hearing that Chloe can sing, Kenan Thompson, as a TIDAL manager, asks her to impersonate the pop stars until the platform is back up and running. 

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The sketch is just an excuse for Grande to show off her impressive impersonation skills, but we aren't complaining. The Wicked star impeccably covers singers like Britney Spears, Shakira, and Rihanna. It's when the "'90s Diva" playlist starts glitching that Grande pulls out some of the classics like Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," and get ready for your jaw to hit the floor when she slays Whitney Houston's classic Dolly Parton cover, "I Will Always Love You." Watch here. 

Ariana Grande during a sketch on Saturday Night Live in 2016.

Not only does Grande hitting Houston's iconic high note lead to TIDAL regaining power, but it also has the audience cheering as the sketch has now turned into a mini-concert.

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This wasn't the first time Grande's vocal impersonations have stunned audiences. Back in 2015, the singer was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and her "Wheel of Musical Impressions" game went viral, receiving 171 million views on YouTube to date.

Grande is back on SNL to celebrate her latest album, Eternal Sunshine, which was released on Friday, March 8.

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