Ariana Grande reveals how she was discovered on Alan Carr: Chatty Man

On a cruise ship of all bloody places

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We all know Ariana Grande started out on Nickelodeon shows like Sam & Cat before becoming one of the biggest popstar-types on the planet; but who found her in the first place? We know she didn't come off a reality telly show - so how are singers discovered outside of Simon Cowell's little bubble? Well in Ari's case she was slayin' the game on a cruise ship somewhere.

Oh, and actual Gloria Estefan gave her some advice. No biggie.

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Yup - Ariana's been hangin' out on Alan Carr: Chatty Man talking everything from her first big gig to some on-stage mishaps after releasing her brand spankin' new music video for 'Dangerous Woman.' Oh, it's all goin' on.

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Asked if she was actually discovered on a cruise ship, Ari replied: "Kind of. I was on vacation with my family and I was doing karaoke and it was a terrible song choice – we were on a cruise and I decided to sing 'My Heart Will Go On' from Titanic. Really dark choice, but I was only 6 or 7 so I didn't know what I was doing. After I was done somebody came up to me and was like, 'Gloria Estefan would like to speak to you.' 

"I was like, 'are you serious?' and my brother was like, 'Are you fucking serious?' and we went together to go say hi to her. She was like, 'I just want to let you know that you are so talented and do not ever give up.' It was crazy."

And yet here we are, still sat undiscovered. Whatever.

Ariana also spoke about *that* stage mishap she had on tour last year. She explained: "Opening night of my Honeymoon tour I almost died.  For real, I'm not exaggerating. I usually exaggerate but I'm not. You know how they have those toaster things where people come up from the stage and you pop up? Something happened with mine and I was singing the beginning of 'Love Me Harder' and I was going up on the thing and long story short, the thing I was standing on had this wooden plank and it snapped. 

"The thing was still going up so I was being pushed against the stage and it was some Indiana Jones shit and it was really scary. I had to superman myself out of the thing, and my guitar guy helped me get out and then I went on stage a different way. It was really scary. I can't describe it in a way."

Well that's a bit bloody terrifying, no?

What d'ya make of that, then? Don't forget to give us a tweet over @sugarscape and tune in to Alan Carr: Chatty Man tonight (March 31st) at 10pm on Channel 4.

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