Ariana Grande reunites with Victorious stars Matt Bennett and Liz Gillies on tour
20 November 2019, 12:58 | Updated: 21 November 2019, 13:30
Liz Gillies and Matt Bennett joined Ariana Grande and sang Victorious songs on her Sweetener Tour in Atlanta.
It's official. Ariana Grande has made all our Victorious dreams come true by bringing out Liz Gillies and Matt Bennett on tour.
Ariana is no stranger to surprising her fans on tour. Just this month, the 26-year-old rejigged her entire Sweetener Tour setlist to include a Christmas segment. Alongside her biggest hits, Ariana has started performing her own original Christmas songs including 'Santa Tell Me' and tracks from her Christmas & Chill EP. She's also begun handing out gifts worth up to $100 to fans in the audience.
Earlier this week, Ariana cancelled a tour date due to illness but now she's back on the road. She still hasn't healed up completely so she's shortened her tour setlist but she made up for it with some surprise guests.
Ahead of her Sweetener concert in Atlanta, Georgia last night (Nov 19), Ariana teased something major. She tweeted: "guys i can’t tell u why yet but i’m so excited for tonight i’ve never felt this way goodbye". Ariana's friend and Victorious co-star, Liz Gillies, then replied to Ariana: "Why?". Ariana retweeted Liz's comment saying: "feeling: nervous" and her other friend and Victorious co-star, Matt Bennett, wrote: "Is it because you think Atlanta's swell?". Ariana then added: "probably".
guys i can’t tell u why yet but i’m so excited for tonight i’ve never felt this way goodbye— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 19, 2019
Naturally, this led fans to believe that Ariana's Atlanta show may include some sort of Victorious reunion and sure enough it did.
Before the show even started, the Victorious theme tune played in the arena and Matt joined fans in the pit. Then, after Ari performed 'Dangerous Woman' towards the end of the show, she invited Matt on stage to sing the Victorious song 'I Think You're Swell' together and, right after, she brought out Liz to sing their duet 'Give It Up' from the show.
Matt and Liz even joined Ariana on stage at the end of the show to wave goodbye to the audience while Ariana sang her final song 'thank u, next'.
Incredible, right? The vocals Ariana, Liz and Matt all served. Flawless. Following the show, Ariana tweeted: "the most special show to me yet. truly. love u. this was too much to process and don’t know what to say yet but so grateful and thrilled. love u forever @LizGillies @MattBennett". She also posted an adorable polaroid of all three stars.