James Corden is on fire as the new host of The Late Late Show. After helping Tom Hanks reenact all of his films in just six minutes, Corden took Mariah Carey for a drive in a Range Rover, and what resulted was a glorious little game of “Carpool Karaoke.”
“I’m not singing today, I was up all night,” Mariah tells Corden in the video right before joining in on her epic hit “Always Be My Baby.” Even Mariah falls prey to the Mariah Carey effect: involuntarily singing along to her riffs. She also probably wants to prove that yes, she can still sing those high notes despite that Christmas tree lighting debacle and all the critics saying that she’s lost her vocal control.
Other highlights of the carpool karaoke bit are the duo singing “Fantasy” and “Thirsty.” We’re nostalgic for #ThrowbackMariah. Are you?