Watch Ariana Grande and John Legend's new video for "Beauty and the Beast."

Ariana Grande and John Legend Reimagine the Song “Beauty and the Beast” in New Video

Ariana Grande and John Legend Reimagine the Song “Beauty and the Beast” in New Video

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March 6 2017 11:17 AM

Ariana Grande and John Legend Reimagine the Song “Beauty and the Beast” in a Lovely New Video

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Ariana Grande and John Legend have taken a crack at the classic title song from Beauty and the Beast. On Sunday, Disney debuted the pair’s new music video, which beautifully reimagines the number that was originally performed in the movie by Angela Lansbury. Their take had previously been released in an audio-only version last month, and will topline the upcoming film’s soundtrack release. (“Beauty and the Beast” will be sung in the new film, meanwhile, by Emma Thompson, who’s taking over the role of Mrs. Potts from Lansbury.)

The video is primarily set during Beauty and the Beast’s signature ballroom scene, with new Belle Emma Watson dancing the night away with her two-horned suitor. Legend is on the piano and Grande in an elaborate rose gown, fairly unobtrusive as the song plays out against some minimalist choreography, with the focus on the story’s two titular heroes. Still, the two come together in a nice harmony and show off some powerful vocals—an apt revival of an iconic song.

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Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17.