Ariana Grande makes the purrfect partner

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Break out the google because you’re going to need it. Ariana made another song and she decided to enlist a DJ that no one had heard of and that many think is the cat from Paula Abdul danced with in her one music video, but sadly we aren’t good enough to get that. So here is our review of Cashmere Cat and Ariana Grande’s song “Adore.”

Lyrically and vocally, the song is amazing. The song shows off how Ariana’s voice in a way where it isn’t annoying nor songs the same as the rest of Ariana’s work to where it’s more interesting to listen to a cat meowing while being autotuned. The song is pretty much a hit.

What’s not working for it? The randomness of the song of the instrumental that Cashmere Cat composed along with his name. Who in the hell thought of that name? Did he wake up one morning and decided to put on a cashmere sweater and had that “ah ha” moment where his love of cats clicked with his fashion. Anyways, while the majority of instrumental was awesome and was a perfect fit, parts of it felt like it was a bit off. Like he was high on cat nip and decided to live life on the edge of his cat bed.

Overall, the song is a great song and I would highly recommend listen to it below. But it not as good as their last song on Ariana’s album “My Everything”:

 

Rating: 4 cats out 5

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Ariana Grande is still Right There

It looks like our favorite little television redhead has topped her last music video. Last Week, Ariana Grande released her newest music video for her single, “Right There”.  And let me tell you: Ariana didn’t need to tell us where she was there because she hasn’t left:

When I first heard the song off of her album, I honestly wasn’t a big fan of it. I just assumed it was going to be “that one song” that I would tolerate because the album itself was amazing. But this video has changed the song for me. When I saw this video, my inner british pop nerd came out because it reminded me of Step’s video for “The Way You Make Me Feel”.

Starring Grande along with the former Governor of California’s son Patrick Schwarzenegger, the video is at a masquerade party with Grande being Juliet, Schwarzenegger playing Romeo, and Big Sean playing the priest that has absolutely nothing to do with anything in this video. I’m a firm believer that he was too busy to take part in the real filming so they just threw him in a church and filmed filler scenes since he raps on this track heavily. Anyways, they are at a masquerade party and they meet but then they lose each other before finding each other at the pool of all places before jumping into it and almost make out. The video is probably the cutest video I’ve seen all year based off of the style of it.

What didn’t work?: Well, Big Sean’s scenes. It just made no sense to me. It might make more sense if I read the “Romeo and Juliet” play but alas it didn’t make any sense. They also probably should have casted Nathan Sykes, Ariana’s Wanted Boyfriend, as the love interest because then it would have been, as Bailey puts its, “Totes Adorbz”.

Rating: 4 Salmon Cats out of 5

Leave it all to Sam & Cat to Make it Shine!

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Fans of Nickelodeon’s Victorious and iCarly rejoice! “Sam and Cat” is the network’s newest half-hour comedy series that celebrates the best of both beloved shows, which are now no longer in production (I cry a little every time I think about this fact,).  The show features Jennette McCurdy, and the lovely Ariana Grande.  As Ariana’s #1 fans, we here at The Pop Project can’t get enough of Grande, so we made it our mission to review this spunky new sitcom for you.

Grande portrayed the role of Cat on Victorious from 2010 until the show’s abrupt end in early 2013.  Fans of the show were devastated and downright outraged by the show’s conclusion, or lack thereof.  It has been said in the interwebs that the show’s end could be attributed to a certain lead actress’s decision to do a solo concert tour, abandoning her cast for her own personal glory…but that’s an irrelevant story. I mean…Victoria who?…

As Victorious came to a close, avid Nickelodeon viewers held on to their adoration for the loveable character Cat, as well as the badass, brash, and unapologetically hilarious character of Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) from iCarly, which had also come to an end three months prior to Victorious. So what happened next? Dan Schneider, creator of basically every single hit sitcom Nickelodeon has ever had cooking in his “bakery”, whipped up a fresh concept to satisfy the hunger of the crazed Victorious and iCarly fans. Behold, Sam and Cat was born.

The show premiered on June 8th, 2013, and let’s just say it did more than live up to my expectations.  The show features Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine, who are roommates who start up their own babysitting service.  Enter in a slew of colorful characters such as Cat’s eccentric Nonna, and neighbor kid “Dice”, as well as the babysitting clientele, and it makes for a hilarious and quintessential “Dan Schneider” masterpiece that is sure to satisfy fans of the previous shows, as well as new audiences.  The premiere episode begins with Sam rescuing Cat from a garbage truck,as bizarre as that sounds. It actually makes for a whimsical and logical opening when you consider the characters involved here.  Other notable moments from the episode include “Elderly Acres”, where we find Cat’s Nonna playing Twister and old people getting chicken wing tattoo (Yep. Totally normal in Dan Schneider’s world). The best part of the episode for me has to be the onscreen dynamic between Ariana and Jennette.  Their comedic timing is impeccable, and their offbeat chemistry somehow works perfectly despite the vast differences in their characters.  Cat herself said it best in the episode:

“We sort of have this whole, fun odd couple dynamic, with built-in conflict, and lots of potential for more adventures…”

As a self-proclaimed Victorious fanatic, and wannabe Cat Valentine, I for one cannot wait to see what adventures are in store for Sam and Cat this summer in what is sure to be yet another hit sitcom for the network.

Be sure to check out Sam and Cat every Saturday at 8pm on Nickelodeon.

 

Rating: 5 Mr. Purple Giraffes out of 5

Want even more fun? Check out Dan Schneider’s blog for exclusive “Fun Facts” about the debut episode of Sam and Cat!