Jimmy Fallon’s “Wheel of Musical Impressions” never fails to entertain us. Ever.
We’ve enjoyed watching Adam Levine doing his impressions of Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson during Fallon’s “The Tonight Show”. Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera also cemented their pop diva status with their flawless impressions. But whoa, we did not expect Demi Lovato to bring the house down with her impersonations.
The “Confident” singer showed off her impressive vocal chops when she battled Fallon and won the talk show host’s fan favourite musical impressions game. Here’s how the game works: The “Wheel of Musical Impressions” selects a random celebrity and song for both the guest and the host to perform.
Lovato started first by singing “Bingo Was His Name-O” with Cher’s signature androgynous timbre. Her second nursery rhyme was a bit tricker – Fetty Wap singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. Staying true to the rapper’s intonation, Lovato gave a solid version of the tune and even threw in an ad-lib, “squad”.
To Fallon’s delight, he said, “Fetty Wap! That’s a great one! Who does a Fetty Wap?” Lovato replied with a grin, “I didn’t know I could until now.”
41-year-old Fallon also brought his A-game by impersonating Louis Armstrong for “Mr Roger’s Neighbourhood” and Dave Matthews for “I’m A Little Teapot”. But he was no match for Lovato’s next impression.
We all know that impersonating Christina Aguilera is no easy feat. Impersonating X’tina with those ad-libs while singing a children’s tune is even more challenging. But Lovato hit all the right notes and then some.
Lovato brought out her X’tina voice for the “Spongebob Squarepants” theme song; vocal runs and all. It was so impressive that Fallon immediately gave her a standing ovation and crowned her the winner saying, “Oh my goodness, that is unbelievable! Game over, game over! I can’t top that!”
Watch Lovato’s impressive impersonations below: