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Zendaya reveals how her surprise Coachella performance with Labrinth could have gone wrong

The Euphoria star took to the stage with Labrinth on Saturday night


Zendaya smiling on a red carpet© Getty Images
Hannah Watkin
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April 24, 2023
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Zendaya has taken to Instagram to spill the beans about her amazing surprise performance with Labrinth at Coachella – and how it could have gone quite differently.

After the Euphoria star took to the stage alongside Labrinth on Saturday night to sing both of their songs: 'I'm Tired' and 'All for Us', the 26-year-old took to her social media in order to explain what made her appearance possible, and the one issue which could have led to disaster.

WATCH: Zendaya takes us behind the scenes of her surprise Coachella performance

In a video posted to her Instagram story, the actress– who is currently dating her Spider-Man co-star Tom Holland – went into detail on how the crowd's incredibly loud reaction was both a blessing and a curse.

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"I have never heard screaming like that in my entire life," the actress told her followers, before thanking the "gorgeous crowd" as well as Labrinth himself for the support.

Zendaya singing into a mic on stage at Coachella© Getty Images
Zendaya's shocked fans by appearing on stage on Saturday

However, the Dune actress then revealed that everyone's excitement could also have caused some problems during the show, as all the noise made it impossible for her to hear how she sounded while on stage.

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"As soon as I turned the corner, I couldn't hear anything," Zendaya admitted. Laughing, she added: "I don't know what happened, I don't know what I sounded like, but I was just like 'You know what, I'm just going to have fun.'"

Seeing as it was Zendaya's first return to singing live in over seven years, it's safe to say the actress was amazingly calm throughout the whole experience. But this, she explained, was only made possible by the crowd's support.

Zendaya and Labrinth on stage at Coachella© Getty Images
Zendaya and Labrinth on stage at Coachella

Although their noise was deafening, the fact that the audience loudly sang along with the two songs helped guide the actress on stage with her own vocals, as she explained in the caption to the video above.

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"It was so special," Zendaya continued before she logged off for the night. "Everybody was singing along and it was just so cool, so so so cool, so thank you all for welcoming me back on that stage with open arms. It's been a very long time… I appreciate it," she finished lovingly.

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