The reclusive "Get Lucky" pair's "scrapped" performance may have been part of a ruse.
Daft Punk cancelled their appearance on Tuesday night's episode of "The Colbert Report" due to contractual obligations to the MTV Video Music Awards… or so the story goes. However, new information suggests that the notoriously press-shy French electronic duo was never supposed to actually show up on "Colbert," and that Robin Thicke's "replacement" performance was a pre-planned event instead of a last-minute save.
Sources tell Billboard that Thicke's "Colbert" performance of his No. 1 hit "Blurred Lines" was actually taped last Tuesday (July 31), when the singer was in New York promoting his new album "Blurred Lines" (Thicke also stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last week to perform his single with Fallon and the Roots). On last night's telecast, Colbert positioned Thicke's appearance as a replacement for Daft Punk's no-show, which he claimed to not know about until "two hours" before Tuesday's taping. Instead of Daft Punk stopping by to perform "Get Lucky," Colbert ran a pre-taped segment of various celebrities, including Jeff Bridges and Hugh Laurie, dancing to the hit single.