Blake Shelton and the rest of the “The Voice” judges tease Ariana Grande and her fans.
In a recent video, the judges entered into a debate over what Grande fans call themselves.
“What are your fan clubbers called? Shelton asked Grande.
“We’re not starting this,” Grande replied.
When Shelton suggested the name “paranianas,” Legend turned to the audience and directly asked fans what their names were. Someone in the audience then replied: “Little elephants”.
Shelton replied, “I call you ‘paranianas’,” to which Grande had no other response than to laugh.
According to the urban dictionary, the expression “little elephant” is “the old version and the real version of an Arianator”. An Arianator, meanwhile, is “someone who supports, stalks, loves and obsesses Ariana Grande 24/7”.
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Ariana Grande joins “The Voice”
In March, news surfaced that Grande would be joining a new season of “The Voice.”
Big shared the announcement on Twitter, writing, “surprise !!! I am more than delighted, honored, delighted to join
@kellyclarkson @johnlegend @blakeshelton next season ~ @nbcthevoice season 21! 🤍 @nickjonas you will be missed.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Executive producer Audrey Morrissey said, “Having Ariana join us this season is the coolest thing ever, so it’s really fun, and she’s been amazing… [Grande] is a massive global superstar popular with several generations, but certainly the youngest at the moment. It is relevant right now in a unique way.
In the same interview, Kelly Clarkson shared that fans might be surprised at Grande’s song choices for her team. “I don’t know what I was expecting in terms of song selection, but I loved the songs because it’s so random… It’s everywhere, even [in terms of] decade. I think it’s really cool.
The legend added that the talent pool this season is undeniable. “This season is like the deepest group of talented people we’ve ever had.”
Blake Shelton & Ariana Grande ‘Feud’
Shelton and Grande’s feud was a highlight for many “Voice” fans, and when the two recently got into a fight with contestant Jeremy Rosado, they had fans going wild.
When Rosado performed during blind auditions, Grande said, “You have so many really special parts of your voice. And I think Kelly might be able to help you.
She later said, “I think Kelly might be the right person then. I’m sorry.”
Shelton then joked, “It’s now,” to which Grande said, “It already was.”
To date, Shelton has coached eight huge winners on “The Voice,” according to Screen Rant.
Shelton’s mentee Cam Anthony took the win last year, and Shelton broke his own record for winning coaches on the NBC series.
As highlighted by NBC 4, “The Voice” is halfway through its blind auditions, with only two episodes remaining in the blind auditions.
The show airs Monday and Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time.