Ariana Grande wowed Saturday Night Live
fans this weekend with her spot-on impressions
of Britney Spears, Celine Dion
and even Jennifer Lawrence. But on Thursday, SNL
released a cut-for-time clip that revealed yet another impersonation the singer has up her sleeve: Judy Garland.
Grande starred as the troubled Hollywood legend in the “Cinema Channel” sketch, which was filmed during the show's Saturday dress rehearsal, but cut before the live broadcast. The sketch features a Turner Classic Movies-style look at a fictional movie starring Garland, entitled Up We Go in Our Fantastic Rocket.
“Somebody turn on the little doo-dad that lets me talk to the aliens,” Grande as “Captain Judy Garland” instructs her crew, perfectly mimicking Garland’s iconic voice. “But first, how do I look?”
Ultimately, Garland and her crew are able to ward off the aliens with a song-and-dance number, performing her hit, “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart” to the delight of the encroaching overlords.
“Oh my darlings, thank you, thank you so much. You know, it really was such a great pleasure to perform for you,” Garland tells the aliens, before blasting them to bits.
See more standouts from Grande’s hilarious SNL hosting turn in the video below.