James Corden Carpool Karaoke is arguably the most popular segment in The Late Late Show with James Corden. Viewers would find themselves immersed in the show while watching Corden driving around Los Angeles with a random celebrity.
But how does the British comedian do it? Why is his version of Carpool Karaoke so successful?
James Corden Carpool Karaoke: How it Began
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In his interview with The New York Post, Corden explained that the Carpool Karaoke was inspired by a scene in the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey. In that scene, Corden and George Michael were singing in a car.
“Ben Winston and I always thought there was something exciting about a popular people singing their tracks in an everyday situation,” Corden revealed, “We had an idea where we thought we could combine Los Angeles, the traffic, and the carpool lane and pull it off.”
When asked if he was aware that the James Corden Carpool Karaoke make the guest stars look more human, Corden said that the segment makes these artists feel liberated. “It’s just me, them, and the fixed cameras,” Corden added, “I think that’s why they can let loose and that’s something I’m really proud of.”
Why Fans Love James Corden Carpool Karaoke
James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke featured the most popular stars of the decade. The host has gotten cozy with Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder. However, the biggest star that Corden got to invite is none other than First Lady Michelle Obama. The video currently has 49 million views on YouTube. However, the most viewed episode of Carpool Karaoke was the one with Adele, with the clip garnering nearly 140 million views.
One can say that the segment’s success can be based on the intimacy between Corden and his guests. Although it is a talk show, the audience does not get the feeling of the usual host-guest relationship. What the viewers see are two or more individuals going around in an SUV while chatting about random things, singing along to pop songs, and overall having a good time.
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