The second weekend of Coachella is underway, and attendees have already been #blessed with a pretty epic surprise: an unexpected performance from Ariana Grande.
Fans suspected that the singer-songwriter might be making an appearance at the festival when her manager, Scooter Braun, posted a couple of pretty cryptic tweets yesterday evening. "Hey @ArianaGrande ... what are u are you doing tonight???" he asked, adding a cactus emoji for emphasis. Later, he tweeted again: "On the way the Coachella stage! Let’s see who is there?????" Needless to say, Arianators quickly flipped out, replying with excitement: "OMG #ARICHELLA IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!!"
And yes, #Arichella did really happen. As noted by Entertainment Tonight, Ariana took the stage during Kygo's set to perform her brand-new single "No Tears Left to Cry." Her signature ponytail was tinted lavender for the event, and she rocked a color-coordinated outfit to match, complete with over-the-knee boots.
Soon enough, excited concertgoers began sharing photos and video of the performance on social media, posting enthusiastically about the epic surprise. "MY BABY #ARICHELLA," one fan tweeted alongside a colorful photo of the stage. "I CANT TALK OMG IM SOOOO OMG," another audience member wrote (honestly, I'd have the same reaction).
As for Ariana, she posted a few photos on Instagram from the evening, including a sweet pic of her hugging Mac Miller. "Baby’s first time performing No Tears tonight at Coachella," Ariana wrote in another caption, adding: "Thank you @kygomusic for having me!" It's safe to say that Ariana stole the show last night, and we'll be keeping our eyes peeled to see what other surprises are in store for 'chella attendees throughout the weekend.
Hey @ArianaGrande ... what are u are you doing tonight??? 🌵— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) April 21, 2018