Ariana Grande Receives Standing Ovation for Whitney Houston Cover at White House [Video]


Few can match the vocal prowess of the late Whitney Houston, but Ariana Grande is certainly on her way. The 20-year old powerhouse recently joined a group of the world’s best singers for the White House’s “Women of Soul” concert to perform a moving rendition of Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” Backed by a live band, the former Nickelodeon star also performed her throwback single “Tattoo Heart” for the Obamas and received a well-deserved standing ovation.

Press play above to see Ariana bring the White House to its feet as well as an all-star rendition of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” featuring Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Patti Labelle and more.