James Corden joined the Backstreet Boys for a little under two minutes last night and it was absolutely beautiful.
Backstreet is back (kinda).
The legendary boy band made headlines when they recently announced they would be pseudo-retiring by taking up a residency at The AXIS in Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood.
I say pseudo-retirement because Las Vegas has become a sort of hospice care facility for musical acts that are past their prime but have a fan base still willing to travel to Nevada to see them live. Britney did it, Celine did it, and now the guys who wanted it "that way" are doing it.
To celebrate this odd form of giving up, the band hopped onto "The Late Late Show" set to sing "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" with their newest temporary member: James Corden.
The band surprised audiences after Corden went on a rant about how we need to bring boy bands back into the mainstream, saying,
I couldn't agree more. We need less 5 Seconds of Summer and more O-Town.
Actually, O-Town sang a song literally just called "Liquid Dreams." I take that back. We never needed that.