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  • Ariana Grande shared her experience as a guest on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" 
  • Grande said she was "nervous" and "excited" about the callback 
  • Grande's vocal prowess was first seen in the first season of the show

Before Ariana Grande made her television debut, she lived in a hotel in Los Angeles while waiting for a callback to a Nickelodeon show.

Only 14 at the time, the “Stuck With You” singer had high hopes that she would make it as a star in Hollywood but she was both “nervous” and “excited” as she waited to get cast in the Nickelodeon show "Victorious."

"I was really young. I was 14, but I had never been here until my callback. My mom was like, 'Do you think you can really do this? We'll get a place. Should we get an apartment, you think?' They kept us waiting for a long time," Grande shared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” Monday during the show’s “I love L.A.” week.

"There's a long time between the next callback and the next one, and we were staying at a hotel. ... I was like, 'I hope so, I have no idea.' And then, thank God, because what if I didn't get it? And she then was like 'We have this lease for the next six months,” she continued.

It was in the first season of “Victorious” where Grande was able to showcase her vocal talent during a “Give It Up” duet with Elizabeth Gillies, Billboard noted.

The song got featured on the show’s first soundtrack, “Victorious: Music From The Hit TV Show” which charted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

Also in the "The Kelly Clarkson Show," Grande shared the creative process behind the song “Met Him Last Night” which she and producer Tommy Brown wrote for Demi Lovato.

“It came about when I was writing one night with my friend Tommy Brown who produces a lot of my music. We write together all the time and we were just having a session for fun and the minute we started it from that night, I was like, ‘oh Demi Lovato has to sing this,’” Grande said.

“Met Him Last Night” is part of Lovato’s new album “Dancing With The Devil…The Art Of Starting Over” which was released in April.

The song became Lovato’s duet with Grande who added her vocals to the track after a little prodding by Lovato.

Ariana Grande, pictured January 2020, will appear as a human-fantasy creature hybrid in the popular video game Fortnite and perform some of her greatest hits Ariana Grande, pictured January 2020, will appear as a human-fantasy creature hybrid in the popular video game Fortnite and perform some of her greatest hits Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck