Florence + the Machine Mesmerizes With Heavenly 'Patricia' Performance On 'James Corden': Watch

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Florence + The Machine perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Oct. 23, 2018. 

Vocal powerhouse Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine served up another memorable appearance at the Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday (Oct. 23) with a performance of High as Hope cut "Patricia," a song dedicated to Patti Smith.

With her signature chilling voice, Welch soared as high as ever, hitting breathtaking high notes with the chorus, "She told me all doors are open to the believer/I believe her, I believe her/Oh Patricia, you've always been my North Star." Welch added to the song's momentum by clapping to the rhythm of the drums, exuding her usual infectious energy.

    

After the set, the vocalist joined host James Corden and the night's other special guest, Jamie Dornan, for a chat.    

Sharing his first experience seeing Florence + the Machine live, Dornan reminded Welch of her impromptu set in the Guilty Pleasure tent at U.K's 2010 Latitude Festival; after her headlining slot, Welch delivered an unexpected performance of "You've Got the Love" to a lucky crowd. 

"I don't remember any of this!" Welch added, laughing. "I might have been dressed as a lion..." she mused, as Dornan confirmed that, indeed, she was.

Corden then proceeded to ask the singer if her voice has always been that magnificent. The 32-year-old told the duo that she took classes when she was 11, and although her teacher wanted her to follow a more classical path, she knew she wanted to explore jazz and rock.

"My teacher told me, 'If you're going to be a professional singer, it's going to be no smoking, no going out late, no talking loudly, no drinking, no drugs...' and I was like…See ya!” she shared, laughing.

Watch Florence + the Machine's appearance on Corden below.

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