Watch out Mariah!
Breakout star Ariana Grande may be just 20-years-old, yet the singer packs enough vocal wattage to rock the White House.
The ‘Baby I’ belter was tapped by President and First Lady Obama to perform at the ‘Women Of Soul: Performances At The White House’ extravaganza yesterday (May 6th).
Set to air in full on April 7th on PBS, a titillating teaser of the show has made its way on-line, in the form of Grande’s (full) performance of Whitney Houston classic ‘I Have Nothing’.
Peep Ariana’s show-stopping showing, as well as her performance of ‘Tattooed Heart’ below. A rendition of ‘Proud Mary’ (alongside Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, and more) also awaits…
Yes, yes, and yes!
As seasoned appreciators of Whitney’s gift, it’s a given that Grande’s showing wasn’t a patch on the original. Indeed, it lacked the grit and at times conviction needed to sell it in the way Houston could and would.
Ariana more than held her own, showcasing a brand of vocal range few of today’s starlets (as well as certain seasoned divas) could rival. Viewed this way, the performance (like her first album campaign) has us salivating at the prospect of what could be. For, there quite literally isn’t anyone in Ariana’s lane. She offered a commendable sprint on her first lap; we can’t wait to see her charge ahead with the second.
Pending its arrival, peep the singer herself chat to That Grape Juice about what fans can expect from her sophomore set….