The 23 year old belted out a medley of “How Will I Know” off the 1985 self-title debut album and “Queen of the Night” from the 1992 Bodyguard soundtrack.
Fresh off her Dangerous Woman release, the singer donned retro sunglasses, a pearl choker, black bodysuit, fishnets, and thigh-high boots. And of course, she rocked her infamous ponytail.
As usual, the pint-sized star’s vocal performance was knocked out the park. Grande took the stage by herself for the first track, but was later joined by her backup dancers at the end of the performance. She owned thee stage while adding her own rendition to Whitney’s hits.
Before her performance she tweeted she was “honored to be paying homage to my angel tonight.” In a later tweet, she added, “Hope you’re smiling.”
Back in 2013, Grande told Billboard that Houston was one of her musical icons. “Whitney holds such a special place in my heart. She inspired me to start singing as a little girl. I’d watch The Bodyguard and tell my mom I wanted to do that one day. Her riffs are so precise and I love her tone. She’s my inspiration.”
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