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.