Melissa Villaseñor has delivered a range of incredible performances throughout the show’s six seasons. Saturday Night Life: Lady Gaga, Kathy Griffin, Owen Wilson and Dolly Parton are just some of the celebrity voices she has provided with her talent for mimicry. As it turns out, just as stunning is Villaseñor’s impression of Dolly Parton’s goddaughter, a singer you may have heard of named Miley Cyrus.
Villaseñor revealed her killer impression of the singer of the group “Flowers” and ex Voice Coach (from seasons 11 and 13) at the series premiere in December 2022. This is my jamThe second season was nominated for an Emmy Award. The comedian was present with a colleague. SNL Alumni Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Fred Armisen compete in music competitions for charity.
We are starting a round of “Wheel of Musical Impressions” – a formerly popular program on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon –Villaseñor spun the wheel. Her task: to sing “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson with the participation of musicians. Bruno Mars in a “multiple of impressions.”
Villaseñor pulled it off beautifully, opening with her incredible Miley Cyrus while her fellow competitors’ jaws dropped in disbelief. “Wow, she’s amazing!” Gasteyer exclaimed to Fallon.
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With seemingly effortless ease, Villaseñor then switched to the role of Julie Andrews and then moved on to the voice of Dolly Parton, which first wowed audiences on SNL’s “Weekend Update”. She ended her performance with a strong Christina Aguilera to thunderous applause.
While This is my jam the episode was not Villaseñor’s first appearance on the NBC show. Saturday Night Life there wasn’t either. In 2011, Villaseñor competed America’s Got Talent where her (literally!) impressions of the careers of Drew Barrymore, Shakira and many others led her to the semi-finals before losing to jazz singer Landau Murphy Jr.
“You showed us everything” AGT Judge Mandel told her about this then. “You showed us phenomenally, right from your voices and impressions. You gave us great comedy, you’re a joy to watch, you’re a star and we all loved it.”
Villaseñor joined SNL five years later, where she was the first Latin American actress.