Ariana Grande & John Legend Are Giving This ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Classic A 2017 Upgrade
Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, but its theme song is getting a very appropriate upgrade. Disney announced that the title track for the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast will be performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend. The two will be putting their own spin on the Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson duet. According to a statement from the song’s producer Ron Fair, “Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and GRAMMY Award-winning classic is not small potatoes,” but this certainly isn’t the first time Grande’s channeled Dion. Of course, usually she’s usually doing it in the name of comedy.
Two years ago, Grande sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show for her first late-night interview. She admitted she was nervous about speaking. “I’ve never spoken on a talk show,” she told him. Perhaps, to make her feel more at ease, he asked her to do an impression of Dion by singing a song of his choosing. The song? “Beauty and the Beast.”
At the time, Grande didn’t know the words, but she still managed to do a spot-on impression of the Canadian chanteuse. What makes it so good is that Grande’s voice is strong enough to mimic Dion’s incredible range. If someone’s going to be able to keep…