Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Tease Their 'Hairspray Live' Duet, Cast Does Mannequin Challenge


The countdown is on to the Dec. 7 debut of NBC's Hairspray Live event and two of the musical's stars, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson teased their anticipated duet on Wednesday (Nov. 16) with the perfect Instgram pic. Grande, who is playing Penny Pingleton and Hudson, who will take on Motormouth Maybelle, will get together to take on "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)," according to People, reprising the song sung by Queen Latifah in the 2007 film.


Got to love @arianagrande . Meoooowwww

A photo posted by Jennifer Hudson (@iamjhud) on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:57am PST


Hudson also gave a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes vocal work she's doing with her old American Idol vocal coach, Michael Orland.



From idol to hair spray ! He was the vocal coach on idol and now hair spray! Feels like home ! To many familiar faces around here @michaelorland #hairspraylive

A photo posted by Jennifer Hudson (@iamjhud) on Nov 16, 2016 at 2:49pm PST



So I've been lucky to have worked with this amazing talent twice. 4 years ago she was a perfect princess in Snow White @pasadenaplayhouse then she hit it so big time and I couldn't have been more proud of her. And she deserves it all. Talented. Beautiful. Hard-working. All a perfect combo for a superstar. Now we get to play again everyday doing the @nbchairspraylive and I'm blown away by her still. Just wait people. December 7th. I love u @arianagrande #penny #music #singing #superstar #love #family #youcantstopthebeat #hairspraylive

A photo posted by Michael Orland (@michaelorland) on Nov 16, 2016 at 10:39am PST


Grande also got weird with another castmate, Kristin Chenoweth and had fun with newcomer Maddie Baillio.


love of my life @kchenoweth ♡ --

A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Nov 16, 2016 at 6:54pm PST



she's sunshine @maddiebaillio #HairsprayLive #TracyNPenny ♡

A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Nov 13, 2016 at 5:13pm PST


Also, the cast did an amazing version of the mannequin challenge, or course.


The Hairspray Live! cast also includes Harvey Fierstein, Baillio, Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell.