Ariana Grande Has A Costume Contest On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A clown, a cat and a pop singer.
Photos: Splash News/Jimmy Kimmel Live

To the untrained eye, this photo may appear to be your average Halloween snapshot. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that there’s a pop star in disguise, deviously lurking among fans to give them a trick AND a treat. MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA. (But don’t be scurred!) Before she performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Ariana Grande encouraged fans attending the taping to dress up in costume for a ‘special surprise.’ Since Grande is basically like, a Pied Piper of screaming tweens, a TON of her loyal followers showed up, but only three were chosen to compete for the chance to meet the tiny diva: The clown, the cat and the chicken.

There’s an Ariana under there!
Photo: Jimmy Kimmel Live

The three contestants participated in a series of mini-games that included break-dancing, trivia and karaoke, which are definitely some of the most embarrassing things you can do in a costume on live television. Especially when you’re up against Ariana Grande. WHAAT! Yup, the clown and the cat got PUNKED in the singing part of the competition, as it was revealed that the chicken, who showed off her mad falsetto skills during a verse of Grande’s single, “Right There,” was actually Ariana herself (in super cute flats, I might add). Surprise! Everybody wins.

After the squeals and the hugs and the OMGs died down, Grande shed her feathers and slipped into a strapless, sequined dress to belt out “Right There” (in full this time) and “The Way.” Obvi, she hit all the high notes and looked totally adorbs, as is pretty much always the case when it comes to the little singer with the big voice. And while we’re definitely digging the shimmery sweetheart-cut dress she wore to perform, we have to give her props for that so-bad-it’s-good chicken costume, too. At least she looks good in yellow?


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