It’s really, really tough to redo something iconic. The reason the live version of The Sound of Music was so terrible is because the original movie with Julie Andrews was perfect. It’s always risky to cover a beloved song because if you don’t do it perfectly, people will absolutely hate it.
There is very little in between. Last night on the season finale of ABC’s Greatest Hits Ariana Grande paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a medley of her songs “How Will I Know” and “Queen of The Night,” and she completely owned it. She was perfect. Girl can sing. Watch the video:
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