James Corden Recruits Adam Lambert for Queen NFL Playoffs Parody on 'Late Late Show': Watch

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Adam Lambert on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Jan. 20, 2019.

To put a capstone on Sunday night’s (Jan. 20) Late Late Show special NFL championship episode, host James Corden recruited Adam Lambert for a vibrant performance of a Queen classic -- with a football-themed twist, of course.

Corden and Lambert sang “The Show’s Ending Now,” a lively parody of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” with the lyrics detailing Sunday night’s playoff game as the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs for a spot in this year’s Super Bowl.

“Tonight I think we’ve had ourselves a real good game/ Pats feel the same,” Corden began singing as he played the piano.

It quickly became an upbeat showtune as Lambert joined Corden on stage, rocking glittery track pants and a black blazer. “We saw Kansas City struggle with the ball/ In the first half, but then they came back and they scored a ton/ But the Patriots stopped the Chiefs from winning the title, it ended 37 to 31,” Lambert belted.

The set then exploded into a mini football field with balloons and a yellow goal post, accompanied by dancers doing flips and other cheerleader-esque tricks behind them. “The show’s ending now/ We’ve been having a good time, watching all this great football,” the two men sang as blue confetti covered the stage.

Watch Corden and Lambert’s full Late Late Show performance below.


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