James Corden won’t include Carpool Karaoke in the Grammys
James Corden’s Grammy gig won’t feature a Carpool Karaoke spoof because there "isn’t time".
The 38-year-old host of ‘The Late Late Show’ – which often features the segment in which stars join James in his car to sing along to their biggest hits – is set to take on the hosting duties at this year’s Grammy awards on Sunday (12.02.17), but has said he won’t be featuring the popular musical segment into his routine.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "The Grammys you’re not in the show that much, just ushering. But we’re gonna try to make it as fun as possible. Can we expect a Carpool Karaoke spoof? There’s never been one shorter than six minutes, so there isn’t the time."
The news comes after James – who has two children, Max, five, and Carey, two, with his wife Julia Carey – recently revealed he would only have the stage for a total of 18 minutes, as the emphasis on the night is on the handing out of the gongs and the performances from artists including Adele, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and John Legend.
He said: "The strange thing about the Grammys is it’s not really a traditional hosting gig like the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys are. It’s in the Staples Centre, in this big arena, and there are these unbelievable music performances.
"So what’s the job of the host, really? It’s essentially to usher the evening for the audience at home. If there wasn’t an audience at home, this could all very easily happen without a host.
"The truth is I’m only really in the show for something like 18 minutes. The show’s three and a half hours long, but when you take out commercials, the music performances, and the actual presenting of the awards, you’re only left with like 18 minutes."