Actress and singer Ariana Grande visited Seacrest Studio’s The Red Balloon Network at Children’s Medical Center Dallas on Thursday, March 21. The Nickelodeon star is best known for her role as Cat Valentine in the sitcom Victorious. She released her debut single, The Way, on March 26 and stopped by the hospital during a nation-wide radio tour.
Grande opened up about her music and acting career during an interview with studio staff and patients. “Doing both [acting and singing] at once is a lot of work, but it’s what I love, so I feel lucky,” she said. She described her first single as a happy song with a 90’s vibe. “I think it will make you want to dance and have fun. I love it,” she said.
The teen actress is currently working on a new Nickelodeon show called Sam and Cat, which is a spin-off of Victorious and iCarly. She said fans can expect lots of physical humor and crazy action.
Grande has more than five Million Twitter followers and told the studio audience that she feels passionate about staying in touch with her fans. A patient, who is also one of her biggest fans, called in during the interview to request a song. Grande laughed when he requested Who Let the Dogs Out? “That is the best possible request,” she said.
Grande wrapped up her interview with some friendly advice.
It’s all about practice and pursuing your dreams,” she said. “Whether it’s performing in your living room for your grandparents or performing in a big stadium. It’s about doing what you love.”