Ariana Grande had a VERY special treat for her fans in Houston, Texas on Sept. 18. She performed the first live version of ‘One Last Time’ mashed up with Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ and it blew the roof off the place! Watch the video here.
Ariana Grande, 22, is in the middle of her Honeymoon Tour, and had a big surprise for her lucky Texas audience on Sept. 18. The songbird performed a mashup of her “One Last Time” with Justin Bieber‘s “What Do You Mean?” Even though it was an internet fan creation and only introduced to Ariana earlier this week, she loved it enough to perform it for her audience.
She first hinted at the mashup on Instagram earlier in the evening, when she said something big was coming. Ari posted short audio clips from the mashup and told her followers, “rehearsinggggg a lil sum to add to the show today.”
— Justin Bieber Crew (@JustinCrew) September 19, 2015
In an interview earlier this week, she said she actually loves the mashup, which was created by a fan, and would be happy to perform it live with Justin as a duet one day. We love it. But we would have loved it even more if Justin showed up in Houston tonight!
Intrepid YouTuber Jake Marra originally blended the tracks together to create a mashup of the songs, and it became an internet sensation with almost 400,000 views/listens. Jake posted the mashup on Sept. 1, shortly after Justin’s hot track made waves with fans across the globe.
The music lover explained his logic behind mixing the songs. “Really enjoying the instrumental for Justin Bieber’s latest single,” he wrote on YouTube. “So I thought I’d make a quick mashup! Songs are in the same key and same tempo, too easy!” Thanks, Jake, for your musical savvy in creating this, and thank YOU, Ariana, for adding the track to your set list.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Ariana and Justin’s mashup?
— Beth Shilliday