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Ariana Grande performing on The Tonight Show with Nintendo Labo

Posted on May 14, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

Ariana Grande - Nintendo Labo

The Tonight Show will be running its popular Classroom Instruments segment later today, albeit with a major twist. Ariana Grande will be performing “No Tears Left To Cry” entirely with Nintendo Labo.

Speaking about the collaboration with Nintendo, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon told IGN:

“We made a full-on band using Labo. I love that Nintendo does stuff like this. I mean what is this? Why would you even think of this? Only they could do something like this.”

“We met with Nintendo and they showed us a bunch of cool cardboard things that you can make. We used the Variety Kit and we made a keyboard. We asked if we could make other cardboard things like guitars and they [Nintendo] said, ‘Of course! We’ll help you do it.'”

“Leveraging nearly every aspect of Toy-Con Garage, the group was able to create custom Toy-Con-like Guitars, as well as reprogram existing ones to emit musical sounds. “We made guitars by putting rubber bands over the Switch tablet so that it actually feels like you’re strumming as your fingers touch the screen.”

“It was totally bizarre and such a gamble. I didn’t know if it was going to sound good, but Ariana is always down to try something fun and different. Anyone can do what we did really, it just takes time. Whatever you dream of, you can make it.”

During the upcoming segment, Fallon plays the guitar. Grande, meanwhile, leads the way of vocals and also plays a custom Labo Triangle.

And here’s a breakdown of the different instruments for The Roots:

– Tariq: Toy-Con Fishing Rod
– Kamal and James: Toy-Con Pianos
– Stro: two Joy-Con to make different drum sounds
– Questlove: has Robot Kit on, controlling both the kick drum and high-hat

You can watch Ariana Grande and the entire performance when The Tonight Show airs on Monday, May 14 at 11:30 PM on NBC.


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