The kids from Stranger Things have made their presence known plenty in the past two weeks. Not only didn’t they drop in on Jimmy Fallon for a dance off last week, they joined Jimmy Kimmel to promote a new spinoff of Stranger Things to Netflix with their old pal the Demogorgon. Now they are revealing their musical past alongside James Corden, showing that they were all part of a Motown cover band before they landed their big roles on Netflix.
While this might seem like a bit of a stretch considering these are children and possibly had to be taught what Motown was at some point, it actually turns out to be one of the better segments we’ve seen from the group this past week. It’s no Perfect Stranger Things, but it is pretty well done and kicks into high gear once the show returns to the studio for the musical performance.
Corden and the kids bust out a Motown medley that covers The Jackson Five, The Temptations, and The Four Tops. Not only is it good, but they are all in sync. It is something that could’ve easily been a disaster, but is executed well to make a segment that mirrors The Tonight Show dance off while offering a unique spin.
Also James Corden auditioning for the role of Eleven on Stranger Things is a given, but still funny. That also might be because he’s British and there’s something about that brand of comedy that works well? We might not be able to say the same thing if he was American, so it’s a discussion to be had.
(Via The Late Late Show)