It’s the only explanation
Like all forms of art, comedy is subjective. We’ve all got our own personal taste, some folks enjoy deadpan one-liners, some prefer slapstick and fart jokes, some people even like sitcoms with laugh tracks. Those people need a lot of help, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss. There is one thing, though, that comedy lovers of all sorts can come together on and agree that, yes, this rules: good impressions.
Impressions are really, really hard to do well, as I’m sure we all know because we’ve all definitely attempted a few, and there’s not a single dad on this earth who doesn’t have a half-baked Arnold or Sylvester ready to go at a moment’s notice. Nailing someone’s speech pattern and intonation and capturing all the subtle nuances that make their voice theirs is no small task on its own, but imagine trying to add singing on top of that. If done well, impersonations of singers can be straight-up mesmerizing to watch (and super addictive which is why I can’t search “Jimmy Fallon wheel of musical impressions” on YouTube anymore while I’m working), and this is definitely one of those performances.
Rachel Harper is a Welsh writer, actor, and —you guessed it— top shelf impressionist. In a video she tweeted Sunday, Rachel sings the absolute bop that is “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, and she doesn’t just do it in the style of one celebrity, no no.
She busts out a whole twelve different impressions, and she does it flawlessly.
Watching Rachel transition from a perfect Dolly Parton to a perfect Adele to a perfect Shakira honestly broke my brain a little bit. I have no idea how she did it, but there’s gotta be some sorcery involved. Like, there’s no way she doesn’t have a glowing shell necklace that she uses to capture the voices of famous singers. It’s either that or she got all of these celebrities to touch a magic basketball from space and sucked out their powers that way. Those are the only logical explanations.