Watch Sting & James Corden's Epic Singing Waiter Battle
On the surface it seemed like a fair fight: two men with decent voices, matching acoustic guitars and cheeseball waiter uniforms with black vests and red bowties. But did we mention that one of those men was Sting? Sure, The Late Late Show host, James Corden, can sing cute when he's stuck in a car with Mariah or Gaga, but in a one-on-one battle for singing waiter supremacy with Gordon Sumner... check please.
Corden gave it his best on Tuesday night's (Jan. 31) show, though, in a skit where he came out crooning Extreme's power ballad "More Than Words" for some diners, only to be strolling minstrel-blocked by Sting's melodious take on his solo hit "Fields of Gold." Okay, so Sting was named "Al," and Corden was not happy about Al swooping into his area. "Stick to your area! Zone one is mine, tables 1-4, zone 3 is yours tables 9-12, kapish?" Corden said, annoyed.
The host tried to soldier on with a cover of Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do it For You," only to be blasted away by Al's spot-on "Roxanne." And then it was on.
Check out the acoustic* carnage (*warning, may include saxophones, one-man bands, double-neck guitars and gospel choirs):