Video: Stephen Colbert, Taylor Hicks Sing Rebecca Black's 'Friday' on 'Fallon'
Kicking off the weekend in style, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" hosted a fairly incredible performance of Rebecca Black's universally mocked hit "Friday" last night (April 1) that featured Stephen Colbert, Taylor Hicks, the Knicks City Dancers and house band the Roots. Fun, fun, fun, fun!
The "Colbert Report" host wandered onstage and started crooning a bluesy version of Black's hit, but Colbert was joined by the Roots just as he was about to debate "frontseat vs. backseat." The Roots' Black Thought rapped a few lyrics and Fallon himself delivered some lines with the help of a vocoder, but the highlight was Hicks bursting onstage and crooning the song in that "American Idol"-winning voice.
Although Black's "Behind the Music"-spoofing Funny or Die clip was a must-watch yesterday, the 13-year-old might have been outdone by this late night supergroup. Who knows: maybe Colbert will return to "Fallon" once Black unveils her follow-up single, "LOL."