Last weekend, Nanne Grönvall‘s Melodifestivalen 2020 journey was cut short when her song “Carpool Karaoke” was eliminated in the semi-final. But now the subject of her song — British entertainer James Corden — discovered her performance and paid tribute on his hit US talk show The Late Late Show With James Corden.
James is already a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and patiently gave his American audience a primer in not just Eurovision, but the national selection system and Sweden’s mighty Melodifestivalen.
He introduced the “Carpool Karaoke” performance by describing it as “One of the best songs I have ever heard”. Cut to a clip of Nanne from Saturday’s semi-final, singing about how she’s feeling low and while her friends try to cheer her up, the only thing that works is wanting to sing Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
The clip was met with big cheers and applause from The Late Late Show audience, who shared James Corden’s newfound enthusiasm for the song.
James Corden praised Nanne’s passion for Carpool Karaoke — the show segment where Corden drives around with celebrities, singing along to their favourite songs. He even shared clips of stars such as Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, looking bored with the experience. The Swedish songstress would never!
The talk show host acknowledged that Nanne had been eliminated from the contest, but he extended an invitation to her. Corden said that if Nanne was ever in Los Angeles or he was in Sweden, he promised to take her for drive to do some Carpool Karaoke.
Nanne responded to the invitation, telling Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, “I will put down my high-heeled shoes and go there!”
She explained that she had an English version of the song ready. Nanne excitedly said, “Think what we could sing together!
Melodifestivalen 2020 continues this weekend with the andra chansen round on Saturday 29 February.
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