Ariana Grande, easily the breakout pop singer of 2013, was ‘Right There’ for the West Coast feed of ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ last night, but not really.
The singer actually pre-taped her performance of her Big Sean-assisted track, since she was actually in Tokyo for NYE (Dec. 31). But judging from the huge smile on her face and the revelry in the crowd, you’d never know it wasn’t live and in the flesh.
Grande, known for her frilly, full, girly skirts, twisted her signature look, rocking a futuristic silver mini and black top. Big Sean hit the stage to join adorbs singer for his parts. He was actually on stage before she was!
While Grande was halfway around the world, it was still uh-mazing to have her be a part of the domestic NYE celebration.
It was super fun watching her dance with Big Sean, especially when they had their arms around each other!
Grande also tweeted to her American fans from Japan, wishing them love and sharing her joy at being a part of the celebrations from afar.
Thank y’all for a beautiful 2013. I am so grateful for all I’ve experienced this year & to have shared it with u. Here’s to 2014, I love you
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 31, 2013
Who’s watching Dick Clark’s Rockin NYE special? So grateful to have been a part this year thank you @RyanSeacrest
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 1, 2014