March 19, 2019

Carpool Karaoke: What we learned from the first trailer

applThe first trailer for Carpool Karaoke has been released and, not gonna lie, the cast list is pretty impressive.
A celebrity jumping into a car and singing with James Corden has been a staple of The Late Late Show since he took over as host in March 2015.
But now it’s becoming a TV series in its own right, with new episodes released every week on Apple Music.
The first proper trailer gives us a little taste of what to expect from the 16-episode run.
Carpool Karaoke is no longer confined by silly little details like, you know, actually being in a car.
“This is the next level,” says Will Smith, as he guides James Corden towards a waiting helicopter at one point in the trailer. Gravity schmavity.
Appropriately, the first song they sing once they are in said aircraft is, of course, R Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly.
Reports that they also belted out a rendition of Westlife’s Flying Without Wings could not be immediately confirmed.
Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande
At one point, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and singer (and all-round awesome person) Ariana Grande are shown standing by the parked car.
Earlier in the trailer, they had been seen beautifully singing a song from The Little Shop of Horrors. All sweet and innocent and lovely.
But look a little closer – and the plot takes a much darker turn. They appear to have pulled up across TWO disabled parking spaces.
Ariana is going to have to give us at least six new masterpieces of Side To Side-level quality to redeem herself.
Since the dawn of time, James Corden has been a ubiquitous presence in the driver’s seat of the Carpool Karaoke automobile.
Which is fair enough, since he basically came up with the idea when he first climbed into a car with George Michael for Comic Relief in 2011.
But he’s now allowed someone else to get behind the wheel, which gives us the extremely exciting prospect of episodes with five-piece bands. Or in this case, four-piece bands, plus a guest.
The previous application form was limited to a maximum of four people, which gave us the gift of Carpools featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers and One Direction 2.0.
But behold, now we have comedian Billy Eichner hitching a ride with Metallica.
We’re trying not to get our hopes up but this could technically pave the way for Little Mix giving Ozzy Osbourne a lift to the supermarket.

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