Watch: Priyanka Chopra performs tribute to late pop legend Prince

ABC (the American Broadcasting Company) endorsed Priyanka Chopra as its biggest star when it chose the Quantico actress to headline their ‘Upfront’ presentation for 2016 on 17 May.

A still from the Quantico spoof that unveiled ABC's new tag line — 'It all begins with ABC'

A still from the Quantico spoof that unveiled ABC's new tag line — 'It all begins with ABC'

The actress opened the event — where ABC announces what’s in store for viewers over the coming season, and looks back over its performance for the previous one — with a spoof scene as her Quantico character Alex Parrish. Priyanka and her Quantico co-stars pretended to interrogate all of ABC’s leading performers about a clue that read “It all begins with…”

Priyanka makes her entrance at ABC's Upfront event

Priyanka makes her entrance at ABC's Upfront event

The actors finally reveal that the complete statements reads “It all begins with ABC” — a new tagline for the broadcasting network.

The action them moved away from the giant screen on which the spoof was telecast to the auditorium itself, where Priyanka entered along with a troupe of dancers, in a waistcoat worn over a thigh-length white shirt, dancing to a modified version of the Mark Ronson-Bruno Mars hit Uptown Funk.

The set for Priyanka's performance

The set for Priyanka's performance

The costume was stripped away by Priyanka’s back-up dancers to reveal a shimmery red outfit underneath.

The actress finished up her performance with a tribute to late pop icon Prince.

Priyanka ended her act with a tribute to late pop legend Prince

Priyanka ended her act with a tribute to late pop legend Prince

Priyanka’s performance garnered mostly positive feedback, although a few social media users felt that the Prince tribute felt like it had been “shoehorned” into the act.

Watch a video of Priyanka's performance for ABC, and her Prince tribute, here:


Published Date: May 19, 2016 08:40 am | Updated Date: May 19, 2016 08:41 am


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