On November 7th, Ariana Grande more than delivered during her elaborate Thank U, Next performance on The Ellen Show Wednesday. She also performed her 3rd single from Sweetener, breathin. She didn’t pull the idea for her fancy white setup out of the sky, though; rather, the stage, choreography and theme were inspired by a scene from the 1996 cult comedy The First Wives Club.
Starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, The First Wives Club followed three divorced women out to get revenge on their husbands for leaving them for younger women. Grande’s Ellen display was drawn from the scene in which the trio broke out into “You Don’t Own Me,” which was originally sung by Lesley Gore in 1963 (and more recently popularized by Grace and G-Eazy in 2015).
Midler, Hawn and Keaton’s characters did dramatic arm-swinging dance moves while dressed in all white at a wedding reception. Grande — a longtime fan of the movie — mirrored this scene, doing her own moves beside two ladies against a set complete with flowers and cake.
During the middle of the song, Hawn jumped onto a chair at the reception — and since she almost stumbled after getting down, Billboard‘s 2018 Woman of the Year did the same.
The women in both videos concluded their musical numbers by throwing on their jackets and making the same gliding strides as they walked away.
On October 31st, during Ellen’s Halloween special on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she did a segment where she took her producer Andy Lassner with Ariana to get scared at the American Horror Story haunted house. at Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios. Check out the captures and watch the video below!
On September 14th, Ariana’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show aired, and she had an interview and a performance, which was a medley of Into You and Side To Side! In the interview, Ariana talks about her VMA performance, bicycles and her relationship with Mac Miller. Check it out below!
Ariana Grande was announced recently that she will be performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 14th, where she will be performing a medley of Into You and Side To Side! Check out her performance on the show last time in 2014:
On October 30th, Ariana Grande’s guest appearance on the Halloween edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show has aired. Unfortunately, she hasn’t performed her new single Focus as everybody has expected. Humorously, the artist dressed herself as a cow.
Ariana has played a fun game with Ellen, as she was blindfolded and had to smell three guys who wore different perfumes and had to guess which one was Ari. Check out the UHQ photos + videos below!
On October 25th, it has been announced that Ariana Grande will be making an appearance on the Halloween special of The Ellen DeGeneres Show! Josh Duhamel and Noah Ritter will be appearing as guests on the show as well. Ariana will be performing her most anticipated single yet, Focus, on the show that day.
Ariana will also be attending a special event at the iHeartRadio Honda Stage at the same day to celebrate her single release.
On October 6th, during the aired show, Ariana Grande was a special guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show in the segment “Who’s in my bushes?”. She surprises one of the fans and give them a pair of tickets to her Honeymoon Tour! Watch the video below –
Following herperformances at the Radio Disney Music Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards, Ariana Grande returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday to perform her new single“Problem.” With the stage decked out in disco balls, the 20-year-old songstress put on another dazzling set alongside her shirtless male dancers.
Check out the photos + watch the performance below!