James Corden Performs with Backstreet Boys

It's all a part of the talk show host's plan to bring back "proper" boy bands.

By Robyn Collins

James Corden is taking up a new cause that is near and dear to his heart, and he’s ready to walk the walk. The Late Late Show host revealed on Tuesday (Sept. 27) that he’s laser focused on this new initiative, bringing back boy bands.

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“I care about this maybe more than anything else on the planet,” he said, and to prove it he performed “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” with the top-selling boy band of all time, Backstreet Boys, who start their Larger Than Life residency in Las Vegas in March 2017.

“We are bringing back boy bands. I’m talking proper boy bands,” Corden said before the performance. “Five guys together – I’m talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one and the maverick who refused to play by the rules. All living together in some weird mansion in Orlando.”

Corden took a shot at newer boy bands like One Direction and Emblem 3. “[I’m] aware that boy bands haven’t gone away. But now, they just stand onstage wearing skinny jeans and Vans sneakers,” he joked. “And some of them even have the audacity to pick up instruments! That is not what I want in a boy band, OK? I want matching outfits, synchronized dancing and way over-budget music videos!”

Catch the magical chemistry between Backstreet Boys and Corden below:




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