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Ariana Grande joined the likes of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The 22-year-old singer certainly stepped up to the challenge of doing double duty. She absolutely slayed all night long, especially when her vocals were utilized.

Grande previously displayed her prowess when it came to impersonating Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears on The Tonight Show. On SNL, she expanded her repertoire to include Whitney Houston, Rihanna and Shakira. Ariana channeled her fellow divas perfectly during the Tidal skit.

Another personal favorite sketch featured Ariana as a sassy Maria Von Trapp from Sound of Music. If the nuns thought Julia Andrews was a problem, they’ll never figure out how to solve a problem like this Maria.

As musical guest, Grande debuted a new track “Be Alright,” along with performing “Dangerous Woman” for the first time. She was pitch perfect during both performances. I’m actually quite a fan of “Be Alright.” That’s a future smash for sure. The voguing choreo was a nice little throwback. Check out some of the highlights from last night below.

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Carrie Underwood Covers ‘I Will Always Love You’

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Before I get to her killer cover, can we just talk about how Carrie Underwood hasn’t made an appearance on American Idol this season yet? Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks and the OG Idol, Kelly Clarkson, have all stopped by for the singing competition’s farewell season. Fingers crossed the 33-year-old country superstar is scheduled to appear on the finale. It wouldn’t be a proper send-off if one of the show’s biggest discoveries didn’t appear.

During an appearance on the Bobby Bones Show, Carrie delivered a stellar cover of “I Will Always Love You.” It’s a hybrid of the sweet original composition sung by Dolly Parton and the rousing rendition by Whitney Houston. Her sweet and powerful version is truly fantastic. Check it out below.

PS. Happy Birthday Carrie. She turns 33 today on March 10.

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Whitney Houston Hologram Going On Tour In 2016

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Whitney Houston is being brought back to life in hologram form. The Houston estate has given permission to Greek billionaire Alki David’s Hologram USA and FilmOn companies to stage a show featuring the late singer’s likeness.

The “Million Dollar Bill” singer will perform her greatest hits and interact with special guests. Houston is just the latest deceased celebrity to receive this treatment. Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson are just two others.

“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012,” says Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA and FilmOn. “The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. We’ve got technology that’s causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership with Pat Houston and the estate — I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney‘s amazing artistry.”

Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, who is one of the executors of her estate also released a statement.

“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” Pat said in a statement. “I look forward to the partnership.”

Unfortunately, I never saw Houston perform in person while she was alive. I’m on the fence with this hologram tour. It all just feels like a cash grab for Houston’s estate. Does this tour interest you? Weigh in below.

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As required for any BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge visit, a cover of a current hit must be performed. Little Mix chose to take on Jason Derulo’s massive hit, “Want To Want Me.” And it didn’t disappoint.

The performance starts off with some wicked harmonies from the ladies before kicking into high gear with an unexpected mashup with Whitney Houston’s iconic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Are you kidding? If that wasn’t enough, a gospel choir is thrown in the mix.

The British quartet also gave a killer acoustic performance of their current single “Black Magic.” Congrats go out to the girls for scoring their third UK chart-topper. Hopefully, the catchy pop track does well stateside as well. Check out both performances below. Their vocals are on point.

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard the sad news of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragic passing. The 22-year-old only daughter of Whitney Houston died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

“Bobbi Kristina Brown (March 4, 1993 – July 26, 2015). It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’” – Posted on Whitney’s Official Facebook

If you recall, the “I Will Always Love You” singer drowned in a bathtub as well three years ago on the eve of her Grammy performance. Bobbi Kristina will be laid to rest alongside Whitney’s body in New Jersey.

Bobby Brown has broken his silence over the tragic death of his daughter. He spoke to Us Weekly.

“Krissy was and is an angel,” Bobby told Us Weekly. “I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.”

Our condolences go out to Brown and Houston’s families. Check out more celeb reactions below, including tweets from Oprah Winfrey, Dionne Warwick and more.

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It’s my wildest gay dreams come true. Perhaps a slight exaggeration but you get my drift.

Ariana Grande headlined the 2015 New York Pride Dance on the Pier. The diminutive singer sang her hits “Break Free” and more to the 10,000 plus crowd. During her set, the 22-year-old chanteuse surprised everyone by performing a killer Whitney Houston/Madonna mashup.

Grande seamlessly blended “I’m Every Woman” with “Vogue.” This needs to be a bonus cut on a future LP and a permanent fixture on her tour. Watch the slayage below.

On a side note, Happy belated birthday to Miss Ariana. The singer just celebrated her birthday over the weekend just like yours truly on June 26.

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Not feeling the Pride spirit yet? Perhaps, Spotify’s new playlist just might do the trick. The service compiled the top streamed songs across pride-themed playlists in the United States.

After analyzing tens of thousands of pride playlists on Spotify, not surprisingly the Top 20 consists mostly of female artists. The gays certainly love their divas. The two male acts to make the cut were Scissor Sisters and Sam Smith. The latter singer’s two ballads “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One” surprisingly were included.

Which diva do you think reigns supreme? Is it Britney, Whitney, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher or someone else? Maybe it’s drag icon RuPaul. Check out the entire list below to find out.

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Ariana Grande’s The Honeymoon Tour hits my neck of the woods next week and I can’t wait. The thousands of teen girls surrounding us will undoubtedly be annoying but I’ll be armed with six of my friends and a bit of alcohol in my system 😉

During her Inglewood, California spot, the 21-year-old singer covered the Whitney Houston classic, “I Have Nothing.” She absolutely slays it. David Foster who produced the track accompanied her by playing the piano alongside here. Hopefully, Ariana performs this or an equally impressive song cover when she hits Vancouver.

Justin Bieber who previously joined Grande on stage in Miami, once again made a surprise appearance. This time though, he remembered the lyrics to “Love Me Harder” when he duetted with Ariana. The Canadian singer also sang “As Long As You Love Me” and his new Jack U collaboration “Where Are U Now.” Check out all the performances below.

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