Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo channel Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston with ‘When You Believe’ at Met Gala

Our new Glinda and Elphaba serenaded Met Gala guests with the “Prince of Egypt” tune written by “Wicked” composer Stephen Schwartz.

Something wicked this way comes.

At the 2024 Met Gala on Monday, Wicked costars Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo serenaded guests with a rendition of “When You Believe,” the legendary duet popularized by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

<p>Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty</p> Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo at the Met Gala 2024

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Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo at the Met Gala 2024

Grande’s show-stopping performance (it literally closed out the event) began with other performers carrying the singer across the room to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple of Dendur, where she broke into “Into You” from 2016’s Dangerous Woman. Grande also performed “Yes, And?” and "We Can't Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)” from her new album Eternal Sunshine, as well as “7 Rings” from Thank U, Next.

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Grande shouted out Erivo in one of her social media captions: “Thank you to the divine and magical @cynthiaerivo for joining me in the end and for lighting up the museum brighter than any star in the sky ever could, It was my honor to have you and to sing with you as always. i love you !”

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<p>TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty</p> Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston


Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

“When You Believe” was written by Wicked songwriter Stephen Schwartz for the 1998 animated movie The Prince of Egypt, which tells the story of Moses from the biblical book of Exodus. In the film, Tzipporah (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Miriam (Sally Dworsky) perform the song, while the Carey and Houston version plays over the closing credits (and later became a radio hit).

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The song ultimately won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1999, beating out the likes of Diane Warren (for Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from Armageddon) and Randy Newman (for Babe: Pig in the City’s “That’ll Do”).

Erivo and Grande star in the two-part adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Wicked from director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights, Step Up). In the Wizard of Oz prequel, Erivo plays Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West originated by Idina Menzel on stage, while Grande portrays Glinda, the “good witch” first played by Kristin Chenoweth on Broadway.

<p>Kevin Mazur/MG24/Getty</p> Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande

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Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande

The films will also star Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Goldblum (who also attended the Met Gala), as well as Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, and Bowen Yang.

Wicked: Part One hits theaters Nov. 27, 2024, while Part Two is set to release Nov. 26, 2025.

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