Is there anything better than a few good celebrity impressions? Especially when there’s music involved. And especially especially when the song is Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” I mean honestly, I hear two seconds of that song and I’m belting it out the rest of the day, and I don’t mind it one teensy weensy bit because it’s that darn good. So obviously I’m more than a little bit obsessed with this video of Drama Desk Award nominee Christina Bianco singing the song as 19 different fabulous divas, from Adele to Barbra Streisand and everybody in between. You might have seen Christina’s impressions before. We shared a video of her singing Katy Perry’s “Firework” as various celebrities earlier this year. This video doesn’t have the costumes that one did, but it does show off just what a great impressionist and vocalist Christina is.
I’m beyond impressed not only with Christina’s ability to capture these fabulous women’s voices, facial expressions and gestures, but with her ability to quickly alternate between them in the same song. She goes from Bette Midler to Julie Andrews in the blink of an eye. And speaking of Julie Andrews, we need to talk about how spot-on it is. I mean, all of her impressions are pretty spot-on (as with anything, some are better than others), but there was something about that one that really made me feel like Mary Poppins was singing to me. Other highlights include Kristin Chenoweth and Celine Dion, whose facial expressions Christina has down pat. She also imitates a few ladies you might not expect to hear in an impression reel, like for instance Gwen Stefani and Zooey Deschanel. She nails them, of course. And don’t even get me started on her Alanis Morissette! Ugh, all so good. It also serves as a reminder of how awesome all 19 of these divas really are.
Watch the magic happen below, and if you want to see who each impression is, keep the annotations on. There are offscreen announcements, but they’re sometimes hard to hear over the cheering from the crowd. And can you blame them?