Nickelodeon Star Takes on Lady Gaga and Madonna!

Entertainment Mar. 22, 2011 AT 4:39PM

The endless comparisons of Lady Gaga's No. 1 smash "Born This Way" and Madonna's "Express Yourself" are getting a bit played out by now. But not this way! Ariana Grande, the 17-year-old star of Nickelodeon's hit show Victorious, decided to take on both songs at once in her cute new mashup video.

But Ariana, why? She explains: "My mashup of 'Born This Way' and 'Express Yourself' is an homage to one of the greatest artists of all time and my idol, Madonna, whom I've been listening to my whole life, and another great artist that I admire so much, Lady Gaga. Both of these songs resonate with me musically, lyrically, and inspire me to bring my own sound into it. The messages in both of these songs are incredibly empowering and I wanted to share them with the girls and boys who look up to me. Hope you enjoy."

Indeed, we will! Check it out (above).

By Ian Drew for UsMagazine.com. To read more of Ian's blog, click here, and don't forget to follow him on Twitter.

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