Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande's Harmonized Whistle Note Just Saved 2020, According to Twi
The pair belted out a remixed version of Carey's 2010 hit "Oh Santa!"
On Friday, Carey's highly-anticipated Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special dropped on Apple TV+, and the musical spectacular didn't disappoint, with a moment between Ari and Mariah standing out from the rest of the show. During a remix of her 2010 hit "Oh Santa!," Carey was joined by Grande and Jennifer Hudson to belt out the holiday tune. The trio took the stage in what appeared to be Santa's workshop wearing festive fashion, but the best part of the performance was when Grande and Carey harmonized (yes, harmonized!) a two-part whistle note together at the end of the set.
According to Twitter, this was exactly what the world needed after such a challenging year. And Mariah agreed. In a new interview with Billboard, she revealed the inspiration behind the Christmas special's conception, explaining: "We can't just let the bleakness of the current place we are at in the world foil all of the extra fun things that we do every year."
mariah carey and ariana grande doing the whistle tone together saved 2020 pic.twitter.com/TcaRtcI6yY
— best of ariana (@aarchivegrande) December 4, 2020
mariah carey and save
ariana grande 🤝 2020
whistle tone together
— sofi loves christmas. (@thkyouari) December 4, 2020
— matt💋 (@makurroon) December 4, 2020
Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey harmonizing whistle notes feels like a fever dream but here we are
— Malc/Max (@mnm_kibati) December 5, 2020
Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande singing whistle notes in harmony might be my favorite thing about 2020. Can't stop listening to it!
— PowerpuffGirl (@Nandi_Ann265) December 4, 2020
Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande's whistle tone harmony: pic.twitter.com/j3JtIcv2PY
— electric kettle diaspora war (@itsjacksonbbz) December 4, 2020
Meanwhile, the pair were so in-sync while hitting their high-notes, some people began to speculate whether Carey and Grande are actually related.
Y’all sure Mariah Carey didn’t birth Ariana Grande 🤔.....I mean they literally just hit a whistle tone note in unison and I just
— AHMAAD SOLMONE (@AhmaadRysheik) December 4, 2020
— arianators wildin (@arianatorswildt) December 4, 2020
That mother and daughter whistles!!! 😍🤩♥️♥️😭 A new Christmas hit by The Queen Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson!!! I can't contain myself dahlin!!! If there is something nice that happened in 2020 this is it! ♥️👏 pic.twitter.com/vhARuXz9Q1
— RJ Saranillo (@zaydendawson777) December 4, 2020
The comparison between the two superstars is nothing new. From the start of her career, Grande has been likened to a mini Mariah — something she took as a huge compliment.
Carey, on the other hand, wasn't thrilled with the correlation. In 2016, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the singer shadily replied with a firm "no" when asked if she knew of Ari. Clearly, they've come a long way since then.