Larger than life! James Corden showed the shape of his heart when he professed his love for boy bands during The Late Late Show on Tuesday, September 27. The British TV personality, 38, addressed the crowd to talk about his obsession before he gave a surprise performance with the Backstreet Boys.
"I care about this maybe more than anything else on this planet. Because we are bringing back boy bands. I'm talking proper boy bands — five guys together," Corden said. "I'm talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one and the maverick who refuses to play by the rules. All living together in some weird mansion in Orlando."
Corden was referring, of course, to the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync. The groups were formed in Orlando in 1993 and 1995, respectively. 'NSync — Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick — took a permanent hiatus in 2002. The Backstreet Boys, however, continue to tour and just signed a Las Vegas residency deal that will kick off in 2017.
"I'm aware that boy bands have never gone away," Corden said on Tuesday night. "But now, all they do is stand on stage wearing skinny jeans and Vans sneakers, and some of them even have the audacity to pick up instruments. That is not what I want in a boy band. I want matching outfits, synchronized dancing and way-over-budget music videos.… I want to bring boy bands back and I want it to happen right now."
And it did. The Broadway vet then introduced the Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson to the stage. The band belted out their 1997 hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" — and Corden hilariously jumped in just in time for the "Am I sexual?" line.
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