Ariana Grande has made no secret that she was inspired by actress Kristin Chenoweth. When Chenoweth came to Grande as a mentor during her time on The Voice, Grande shared a touching story about how the Pushing Daisies actor transformed her life.
“I learned everything I know by observing this woman.” Grande said in a clip shared by Chenoweth. Adding: “When we were doing ‘Hairspray Live’, you would make a joke or change a tune here and there and be like, ‘Does that add any value?’ For me as a performer, it completely changed my life.”
In a behind-the-scenes clip from their time at the singing competition, the pair revealed that they first met after a performance of “Wicked,” when Grande was just 10 years old. The “Side to Side” singer said Chenoweth was “gracious and loving” and even gave her the wand from the show as a gift. Chenoweth went on to say that she heard Grande sing during her performance, which caught her attention.
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