Ariana Grande is set to perform as the youngest-ever headliner at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival tonight (April 14) in Indio, California. But there might be another surprise in store: Very excited, eagle-eyed fans are theorizing that four members of ‘NSync (Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and JC Chasez) are set to join her on stage.
They’re drawing their conclusions from two different ‘NSync-themed videos the “Sweetener” singer recently posted to her Twitter account after TMZ published a report that seems to confirm a vague “collaboration” that’s “definitely” set to take place on Sunday.
On April 11, Grande shared throwback footage of her younger self and her mother, Joan Grande, at a late-‘90s ‘NSync concert. A young Grande and her mother are seen singing along to the boy band’s hit song “It Makes Me Ill.”
Then, just one hour later, the Grammy award winner posted a second video to her account with the caption, “the best medicine 90s baby.” In the 9- second clip, a present day Grande lip-syncs and dances to the group’s hit single “Tearin’ Up My Heart” with a gigantic smile on her face.
There’s been no actual confirmation from the festival or either of the performers’ reps, so it’s still unclear exactly what’s going on. However, her manager Scooter Braun has definitely been adding fuel to the fire ahead of her set.
Braun tweeted, “Coachella you have no idea what’s coming!” Then he responded to her throwback video writing, “Little Ari and Nsync :)”
And as recently as this morning Braun’s been teasing tonight’s concert.
To top it all off, a fan noticed that ‘NSync member JC Chasez started following Ariana on Instagram last night.
If this surprise collaboration does go down tonight—and only time will tell at this point—it will be the first time ‘NSync has performed as a band since 2013. But we’ll start looking for our old concert T-shirts, just in case.