Céline Dion is on total tear of a comeback following the January death of her husband, René Angélil, and promoting her new French-language album, which drops August 26.
She hammed it up Thursday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, showcasing her second-to-none pipes and wicked sense of humour playing “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” in which the biggest musicians sing a totally random song in the style of a totally random performer.
First up was an impeccable Cher-ified “Frere Jacques,” in which she ad libbed “I don’t wanna hear your ding dang dong, I don’t wanna hear your ding dang dong,” followed by “Row Row Row Your Boat,” performed in the style of Rihanna with Dion on her feet, gyrating her derriere. She topped it off with an unreal Sia impression of “Hush Little Baby,” her hair held over her face. A lullaby has never been so hilarious.
Until now, Ariana Grande was the reigning queen of late-night television celebrity impersonations — her Christina Aguilera perfectly on point, her Britney completely boss. Ironically, Grande’s crown jewel has always been her chest-thumping ode to Céline Dion. (“Shall we go for eet?”)
Bow down, Grande, bow down.