Great Moments in Maya Rudolph Faux Singing

Up All Night’s revamped pilot included an expanded role for Maya Rudolph, whose character Ava channels some of Rudolph’s signature moves, particularly her ability to fake-sing. Rudolph can sing for real, too, but her characters often faux-rock out, overdoing all the notes in an Idol-contestant-on-steroids sort of way. Behold:

Rudolph’s riff on the national anthem:

Her song-prone Whitney Houston:

Her emotional Christina Aguilera:

And even when she’s playing herself, Rudolph sometimes segues into ironic-melisma mode:

Ah, Maya Rudolph, if only you could silly-sing on every show.

Great Moments in Maya Rudolph Faux Singing

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