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Ariana Grande Sings “Imagine” On Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)

Ariana Grande appears for a musical comedy sketch, as well as a proper musical performance.

Ariana Grande | Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Update: She may not have been announced for the show until mid-day, but Ariana Grande still had a big role on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

She joined Fallon, Chris Kattan, Horatio Sanz and Tracy Morgan to reprise the famous SNL “I Was It Was Christmas Today” sketch.

She also performed her newly released song “Imagine.”

Videos of both segments follow. Photos from the taping are also embedded.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0984 — Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs with The Roots on December 18, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0984 — Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs with The Roots on December 18, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0984 — Pictured: (l-r) Horatio Sanz, host Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, musical guest Ariana Grande, and Tracy Morgan during “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” on December 18, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0984 — Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande performs with The Roots on December 18, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0984 — Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon with Michelle Obama during “Elevator Surprise” on December 18, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0984 — Pictured: (l-r) Michelle Obama during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on December 18, 2018 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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Up until early Tuesday, NBC was only advertising one guest for the December 18 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Granted, it was a big one: former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Still, many wondered if NBC would confirm an addition to the lineup. It did — and a big one at that.

At mid-day Tuesday, the network announced that Ariana Grande would be appearing on the episode.

Grande takes the stage as the show-closing musical performer. Earlier in the episode, she joins Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan and Horatio Sanz for a reprise of SNL’s classic “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” sketch.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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