Neil Patrick Harris attended The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday to give the performance of his life. The actor wanted to start a musical feud with host James Corden. There was a lot of singing and a little bit of dancing, unlike the show’s usual sketch there wasn’t a huge production involved, but the battle was tough.
They both had their ups and downs during the riff-off. Harris and Corden performed some of the most iconic tunes in Broadway Musicals and it was amazing. I must say it was pretty tight, they were both awesome, but I’m going to let you decide the winner.
Hold the jokes for a second.
Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t very happy for Corden hosting the Tonys, as a Broadway veteran the 43-year-old who won an award said James wasn’t the one to pick for the honor. The host who also won an award didn’t agree but the actor mocked him for winning for a non-singing role. The only way to decide who was right it was a Broadway Musical Riff-Off.
Neil interrupted the show.
James was about to do a monolog on acronyms when the actor showed up to the show saying “Your silly jokes can wait, Corden”. The host was a little lost so Harris revealed the reason of his visit, they needed to settle a conflict about Broadway. After mocking James for his Tony award, the actor challenged him into a vocal competition, James wasn’t sure, he didn’t have anything prepared but Neil had it all setup, there was no escape.
James began the battle.
It couldn’t be a Broadway competition without the classics, so Corden decided to sing “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” from Guys and Dolls, unfortunately, it wasn’t enough against Harris who performed “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy. Round one goes to Neil Patrick Harris.
It was time for the “heartbreaking ballads”.
Harris thought he would kill it by singing “Being Alive” from Company but James voice singing the ultimate classic ballad “On My Own” from Les Miserables didn’t even had a comparison point. This one goes to James.
The competition got sexy.
Corden had his hot game strong when he sang “All That Jazz” from Chicago and boy it was steamy! But Neil singing “Sugar Daddy” from Hedwig and The Angry Inch was the sexiest performance you’ll see on the show. It looks like Neil’s winning the riff-off.
Corden was about to give up.
He was the loser and we all knew it, but Harris was kind enough to cheer him up, opening the doors for a duo performance of the hottest musical out there, Hamiton. The for opponents came together to perform “My Shot”. The perfect closure.It was a great battle, once the vocal competition was over and after the commercial break, Neil revealed an outfit failure “‘When I went down on my knees there, I had a nice wardrobe malfunction and split my pants from my a** to my knee, I left it all on the stage for you.” That’s right he gave it all!