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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