In a duet we honestly didn’t see coming but are very glad is here, Ariana Grande joined Barbra Streisand on tour last night in Chicago. Ariana had her big pony tail, Babs was in a flowing black cape-type look, and it was a match made in musical heaven.
They performed “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” which was originally recored in 1979 as a duet between Streisand and Donna Summer. At the end, they share a big hug and Ariana says, “I’m going to go pass out. You’re just going to find 10 pounds of hair.” Which, yeah, relatable.
hello shaking and crying. thank u @BarbraStreisand. don’t have words yet goodbye.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 7, 2019
A young Grande attended a Streisand concert in 2006, so this is a crazy full-circle moment for her, as one Twitter user pointed out:
Ariana Grande went from watching Barbra Streisand performing live as a little girl to performing right along with her. A full circle moment for two pop queens pic.twitter.com/hoMGoWHY1s
— reggie (@wyd1942bs) August 7, 2019
Here are the two icons backstage:
And here’s the behind-the-scenes of their rehearsal:
A peek at our secret rehearsals. (cc: @ArianaGrande). pic.twitter.com/yZynmIMAPR
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) August 7, 2019
You can watch the full performance here (screen-recorded from Ari’s Instagram story, obviously):
Image by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BSB.