Ariana Grande Performs “Break Free” & “Love Me Harder” On ‘Saturday Night Live’: Watch

Bianca Gracie | September 27, 2014 10:15 pm

Ariana Grande has been on full promotion mode since the release of her sophomore album My Everything, and the singer’s latest stop is on Saturday Night Live! She was the guest performer for the show’s 40th season premiere, hosted by actor Chris Pratt.

The mini-pop diva first took the stage with her latest single, “Break Free.” Wearing those black cat ears once again (someone is excited for Halloween), Grande opened it with a lovely piano-driven version of the track. But as soon as the singer hopped off the piano, she and her dancers turned the stage into a strobe light-filled party.

For the second song, she brought on The Weeknd to perform “Love Me Harder” live for the first time. Grande also made a cameo in the episode’s first sketch, playing the classic She-Ra!

Check out “Break Free” up top, then head below to watch “Love Me Harder” and her opening sketch with Pratt.

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