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Ariana Grande Is 'Crying So Much' Now That Hairspray Live! Is Over! See Her Moving Message To The Cast & Crew!

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It's no secret how much Ariana Grande has loved being a part of Hairspray Live!

Leading up to Wednesday night's AH-mazing televised adaptation, the pop princess has been flooding her Instagram and Snapchat with photos and videos from the set and behind-the-scenes.

Related: Celebs React To Hairspray Live!

Well, the show has come and gone, and the pop princess is incredibly emotional now that the experience is over.

On Thursday, the pint-sized starlet took to IG to express just how much she'll miss working alongside the super talented cast and crew.

In one snap, she showed herself all dolled up and in character, watching the TV magic unfold on a monitor. In the caption, the singer couldn't stop praising her time with the production, writing:

"I don't know where to start. crying so much today. my heart is with hairspray. my heart is in Baltimore with penny lou pingleton and seaweed and tracy and Mr. & Mrs. Turnblad the motormouth kids and the nicest kids. such a bittersweet feeling."

She continued to gush about the awesome opportunity, adding:

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Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, & The Entire Star-Studded Cast Totally Shined During Hairspray Live! See All The Performances!

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Run and tell that!

On Wednesday, Hairspray Live! totally justified just how excited we've been for the televised musical! We knew it was going to be AH-mazing, considering the star-studded cast is chock full of talent!

Ariana Grande lent her powerful pipes to four different songs, including a duet with fellow fierce female Jennifer Hudson!

Video: The Hairspray Live! Cast Is Also Great At The Mannequin Challenge

Meanwhile, Disney darling Dove Cameron and newcomer Maddie Baillio proved they can hold their own with their A-list costars because they REALLY blew us away!

Seasoned performance vets Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, and Harvey Fierstein wowed as always, and we were totally impressed with Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Garrett Clayton, too!

Plus, with incredible guest stars like Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, and Billy Eichner, it's no surprise the show was a smash!

Watch the flawless opening number Good Morning Baltimore (above), and ch-ch-check out all the other performances (below)!

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DWTS' Mark Ballas Takes On The Mannequin Challenge With Best Man Derek Hough Before His Wedding!

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Did they nail it??

Looks like Mark Ballas had a lot of spare time before his wedding!

In case you missed it, the Dancing With The Stars pro married his longtime love BC Jean on Friday, and even had costar Derek Hough as his best man!

Well, moments before getting hitched, the 30-year-old and his fellow groomsmen decided to try their hand at the Mannequin Challenge to the tune of Drake's Hotline Bling.

Video: Britney Spears NAILS The Mannequin Challenge!

Mark only just posted the video to his Instagram on Monday, so watch it (below) and let us know how U think the professional dancers did trying to stay still!

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DWTS's Mark Ballas And Singer BC Jean Are Married!

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So happy for the happy couple!!

Dancing With The Stars star Mark Ballas and his fiancé BC Jean got married Friday afternoon in a ceremony in El Lay, and we are so happy to hear this surprise news!!

Related: Val Chmerkovskiy Doesn't Deny Amber Rose Romance Rumors!

Friends and family attended the ceremony in full, including a LOT of the DWTS family, like Derek Hough (best man!), Julianne Hough, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert, and Sharna Burgess!!

Awww!!

Speaking to People, Ballas revealed his excitement and emotions after the ceremony, and sounds SUPER happy to be married:

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Watch Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, & The Rest Of The Hairspray Live! Cast Perform You Can't Stop The Beat In This New Promo!

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You can't stop… us from being excited about Hairspray Live!

On Monday, NBC gave us our first glimpse of Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, and the rest of the cast getting into the groove while performing You Can't Stop The Beat!

Video: The Hairspray Live! Cast Just Nailed The Mannequin Challenge!

The new promo shows the star-studded ensemble, led by newcomer Maddie Baillio, shaking and shimmying it the best that they can to the musical's most iconic number.

And as an added bonus, we also get to see Harvey Fierstein in full drag as he reprises his Broadway role as Edna Turnblad! Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

Hairspray Live! airs on December 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC! Will U be tuning in?!

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The Hairspray Live! Cast Just Killed The Mannequin Challenge During Their Star-Studded Rehearsal! Watch!

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You can't stop the beat… unless, of course, you press pause!

And, that's exactly what the cast of Hairspray Live! did when they took on the Mannequin Challenge! On Thursday, most of the show's stars held perfect poses for nearly two minutes in their take on the viral trend.

Video: Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Do The Mannequin Challenge In The Delivery Room!

Rather than playing Rae Sremmurd's song Black Beatles in the background like most clips have done, the NBC musical aptly opted to use their cast's recording of You Can't Stop The Beat!

The AH-mazing video shows off stars Derek Hough, Shahadi Wright, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes, newcomer Maddie Baillio, and the ensemble cast frozen in the midst of rehearsals.

Ariana Grande's pop star presence was only represented by her character photo displayed on one of the monitors, but that's probably because the singer didn't even start rehearsals until Friday, according to her Snapchat story.

Watch the talented cast totally slay in the HIGHlarious clip (above)!

This vid is soooo good that we can't WAIT to see how the live musical turns out!

Plus, we're still dying to see fellow cast members Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, and Billy Eichner in action!

Hairspray Live! airs on December 7 on NBC!

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