Watch Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston [Snippet]

Entertainment Tonight made a visit to the set of Whitney Houston’s Lifetime biopic and debuts Yaya DaCosta as the beloved star in a video clip.

Showing off her Nippy mannerisms, the model-turned-actress introduces Bobby Brown (Arlen Escarpeta) to the stage with the same intensity the late singer was accredited for. While there, ET asked the actress how she’s been dealing with the online critics. “I kind of shut off all social media because I didn’t want to be distracted by the expectations, the naysayers.”

We must say, it has worked for her because the few images, and now video, featuring Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston are beyond expectations.

The model not only masters her own version of the late singer, but she manages to pull off lip singing—the Angela Bassett directed-film will feature rerecorded Whitney songs by Deborah Cox.

Press play to watch the actress in the biopic clip.