It’s been a while since Arianators were treated to a live performance from the rising songstress, but she’s finally back! At last night’s MTV Artists to Watch at the House of Blues in L.A., Ariana Grande surprised the audience by coming out during YouTube star (and American Idolalum) Tori Kelly’s cover of Ariana’s own song, “Right There.”
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“I’ve been messing around with [this song] lately and I really, really, really like it. I’m a huge fan of this person and she’s become a really good friend of mine.”
– Tori Kelly
Then the 21-year-old breaks into an acoustic version of Ariana’s hit single, and we must say, she does it justice! This girl’s got the goods.
As if that weren’t enough of a crowd-pleaser already, midway through the catchy tune, Miss Ariana herself walks out! The audience went wild at the duet — and who could blame ‘em? These two young powerhouses sound fantastic together, and hopefully it won’t be a one-time deal. We need more of this, ladies!
Tori’s been on the brink for a while now, having landed her first record deal at 12 — though industry drama caused things to fall through. She’s gained a major following online through her impressive YouTube covers(check out her version of Michael Jackson’s “PYT,” and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie”). She’s now under Scooter Braun’s management (just like Ariana!) and is working on her album with acts like Ed Sheeran and Pharrell. We predict big things ahead for this talented artist.
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