Ariana Grande delivered the debut performance of her new single “Thank U, Next” on Wednesday’s episode of Ellen. The singer drew from The First Wives Club, one of Grande’s favorite movies and a film that shares thematic elements with the new song, for the performance.
The “Thank U, Next” debut was almost derailed when, in a choreographed move, Grande nearly fell while stepping off a chair. “Oh my god!” she exclaimed mid-song before regaining her balance and correcting course.
In addition to premiering the live rendition of “Thank U, Next,” a Song You Need to Know, Grande also sang her Sweetener track “Breathin'” for the first time live during the Ellen visit.