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Bruno Mars' Impressions of Michael Jackson and Steven Tyler Are Making People Lose Their Minds on TikTok

Mars flexed a talent for singing just like an array of famous singers during his Saturday Night Live "Pandora" sketch—watch it now.

By Jackie Manno

When Bruno Mars pulled double duty as Host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live, he starred in a sketch where he got to show off his wide vocal range—and the clip currently getting new life on TikTok, where people are losing their minds over his musical impressions. 

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In the sketch, Mars played an intern named Devin who works at Pandora Radio. When Pandora's "system" suddenly goes down, Devin is faced with the task of filling in the gaps with his own versions of artists' songs.

His first impression was of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong singing "Basket Case," which he sang in a super accurate pop-punk voice. Mars then quickly transitioned into Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing," and his raspy Steven Tyler impersonation was completely on point. 

Next up was Katy Perry's "Firework." He hit the high notes perfectly before assuming a super-smooth falsetto to perform Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend."

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Mars' Louis Armstrong impression took things to the next level. But the highlight of the sketch? Bruno Mars' mind-blowing Michael Jackson voice, which he could not perform without the signature MJ glove. Mars performed a slew of Jackson's hits, including "Billie Jean," "Man in the Mirror," "Smooth Criminal," and "Beat It," sounding exactly like the King of Pop. 

Watch Bruno Mars' full sketch here

Bruno Mars' 2012 Saturday Night Live episode

Bruno Mars hosted and was the musical guest on the October 20, 2012 episode of Saturday Night Live, and totally nailed it. Although he said during his opening monologue that he had no previous acting or comedy experience, Mars was a natural in front of the live audience. 

Mars broke into song during the monologue (giving us a preview of what was to come by giving us an impression of a New Yorker) and revving up the crowd. Kenan Thompson also came onstage to give Mars moral support, only for Mars to jokingly shoo him away after realizing that he totally knows what he's doing.