George Michael Was The First Ever Guest On James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’
On Christmas day 2016, George Michael passed away at the age of 53 in his home in Oxford, England.
The “Careless Whisper” singer’s cause of death has not yet been determined, but fans and celebrities around the world are mourning the death of an iconic performer, whose music defined the ’80s and ’90s.
As people come to terms with the tragic news, fans have resurfaced an old video of Michael and pal James Corden, in what appears to be the first ever version of Corden’s now infamous “Carpool Karaoke” series.
On his talkshow, “The Late Late Show,” Corden is known for galavanting around town with celebs such as Selena Gomez, Madonna and Bruno Mars, and singing the passengers’ greatest hits while cruising the streets in a swanky Escalade.
The video was made as a skit to be part of Comic Relief, a British charity that funds homelessness organizations.
James Cordon and George Michael cruise the streets on the way to a BBC studio, but only after Michael begs to let Cordon take him along for the ride.
Cordon and Michael cruise in a blue station wagon.
The pair don matching jackets.
After Michael appears insulted that Corden doesn’t want him to come, Corden uses Wham! music to get Michael to loosen up.
The two sing the words together, thus beginning the first ever “Carpool Karaoke” segment.
USA Today recalls, in a June appearance on “The Late Show” Corden told Stephen Colbert that his original idea for the skit was to pick up George Michael from prison, “And then we realized, ‘Maybe we’ll lose the prison, but what if there’s still some fun for me and George to be in the car and we’ll sing some Wham! songs?'”
On the day of Michael’s death, James Corden tweeted a message sharing his love for the Wham! star.
Check out the entire skit between Corden and Michael below:
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