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Melissa Villaseñor Basically Channeled Dolly Parton On SNL And It’s Perfection

Dolly Parton is an American treasure and icon. She’s even partly responsible for the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, which has proven to be 95 percent effective. Melissa Villaseñor finally lived out one of her dreams of being Parton on SNL’s “Weekend Update.”

Do yourself a favor and take moment to enjoy Meissa Villaseñor transforming into Dolly Parton.

SNL’s “Weekend Update” is known for their guests ranging from wildly hilarious scientists to spot-on celebrity impersonations. Villaseñor is the latest cast member to join the news desk with a celebrity impersonation so spot-on that everyone is still talking about it.

Originally, Villaseñor pretended to only be dressed in her Christmas outfit and wanted to talk about Christmas music. Host Colin Jost called her out for clearly dressing and singing like the superstar. Apparently she has been trying to get her Parton impression on the show for a while now.

Fans want to keep seeing Villaseñor imitate Parton.

Villaseñor eventually admits to being dressed like Dolly Parton after singing a couple of Christmas songs. For “Jingle Bells,” Villaseñor sang to the music of “Jolene” and even used some of the lyrics in her song. The SNL cast member went on to give Parton all kinds of props for her work to help Americans in time of need.

“Yeah, news flash. I want to be Dolly. Who doesn’t? She’s a great singer. She writes her own songs. She donated a million dollars to the vaccine. Plus, there was a news story this week that said she saved a kid from getting hit by a car. Which made me mad, because I was speeding up to hit him,” Villaseñor jokes. “I’m kidding.”

Villaseñor is known for her impressions, even being featured in a competition show for them.

SNL-alum Dana Carvey hosted a competition show called “First Impressions with Dana Carvey” from May 2016 to June 2016. The Whittier native delivered with some incredible impressions It was no surprise that she would go on to a career in comedy. SNL turned out to be a good fit for the comedian who has been able to shine on the show.

Hopefully, Villaseñor’s Dolly Parton impression goes down in SNL history.

If you haven’t watched the moment yet, go do it now. This impression is easily one of the best to ever grace the show. You can watch SNL on NBC’s free streaming platform Peacock.

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Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Chiquis And Becky G Release Video For Spanish-Language Version Of Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’

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Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is arguably one of the most iconic songs in American music. We have all heard bits and pieces of the song growing up because it is just that iconic. After almost 50 years, “Jolene” has another Spanish-language cover brought to us by Becky G and Chiquis.

Spanish-speaking country music fans have a new cover to celebrate.

Becky G and Chiquis have released the music video for their Spanish-language cover of the American classic song “Jolene.” Originally released by Dolly Parton in 1973, “Jolene” is one of those songs that have become a timeless classic of American music.

Country music is quickly becoming a favorite genre in the Latino community. There has been a 25 percent increase in Latino support of country music. When you consider how many Latinos live in the south in states like Texas, it kind of makes sense.

Rolling Stone magazine claimed that it was the first Spanish-language cover of the song.

The magazine got called out on Twitter after claiming that this was the first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene.” The cover by regional Mexican music divas Becky G and Chiquis is good but it is not the first.

The first Spanish-language cover of “Jolene” is by Las Chicas del Can.

The Dominican group recorded “Youlin” in 1985 and the merengue take on the song is really fun to listen to. The version from the girl group is a very different take and feel on the song as compared to Becky G and Chiquis. The two songs are very different and both are very fun to listen to.

Either way, fans of country and regional Mexican music are here for this.

The music video is an animated rollercoaster with Becky G and Chiquis playing tough mujeres doing their thing. The music video is set up like a comic book because we all know that the most amazing superhero stories are comic books. Tbh, these two looked perfect in their tough acting roles.

If you want to listen to the original “Jolene,” here it is.

Truly, this will probably remain one of the greatest American classics of all time.

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SNL Had A ‘Love Is Blind’ Coronavirus Parody That Was Cut For Time But So Worth Watching

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SNL Had A ‘Love Is Blind’ Coronavirus Parody That Was Cut For Time But So Worth Watching

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The novel coronavirus, known as CoVid-19, is sending global stock markets down and causing worldwide panic as it spreads. Some countries have taken drastic measures to ease the spread while others are ignoring the warnings. The mortality rate of the CoVid-19 is about 2 percent with the elderly and sick the most vulnerable to the virus. “Saturday Night Live” did what comedians do in times like this, brought humor to a situation to ease fears.

“Saturday Night Live” went all-in on the coronavirus this week with a cold opening and a cut-for-time sketch about the virus.

The cut-for-time sketch was a parody on the Netflix show “Love Is Blind.” The show is about people being put in separate rooms and getting to know the other person without ever meeting or seeing the person. Of course, the premise is perfect for a quarantine parody because of the current coronavirus fears.

Fans of the show are so upset that SNL cut the scene because of time constraints.

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The sketch is a funny one. The characters are all at different stages of infection so the doctors are able to use them to find a cure while they find love. There is something so hopeful and dystopian that it is hard not to laugh at it.

There were some highlights that left people in stitches.

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We’ve all felt the pressure from mom and dad about getting married. Society likes to think that we should all be married younger than our 30s, otherwise, what’s the point. The moment the woman runs to a coronavirus infected man for marriage because she is 34 is something too many people can understand.

Some are wondering what were the conversations to create this sketch.

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How was this approved? Who at NBC thought this was something people wanted to see? Like, clearly people wanted to see it. After all, the video on YouTube has more than 800,000 views and it wasn’t even in the official airing of the episode.

Mainly, people were just happy for a moment of levity during what has been a scary news cycle about the virus.

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Some times we all need a good laugh to ease the tension around hectic and scary times. This sketch, aired or not, is offering that to fans of the show and anyone who might come across it.

The coronavirus has claimed more than 3,000 lives around the world and has infected more than 80,000 people at the time of this article. The true extent of the virus is unknown as there are not enough testing kits in the world to truly measure the spread and the magnitude of the virus. As more testing kits become available and more testing standards are implemented, the number of those infected increases. There are also countries that are believed to be underreporting or not testing for fear of China seeking financial retribution on their economies.

The U.S. government has mishandled the response to the virus to the point that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued statements contradicting the White House until they were muzzled by Vice President Mike Pence. There is concern that the virus has spread in the U.S. for weeks before it was detected.

Here is the full cold opening further addressing the coronavirus and Vice President Pence’s role.

What do you think about the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus?

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