It’s the carpool karaoke everybody has been waiting for.
To promote the release of their latest album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” the superstar group will appear tonight in a previously-taped segment of “Carpool Karaoke” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” In the snippet that Corden shared on social media, RM, Jin,Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook cruise along with him as they sing bits of “ON.” Riding shotgun, RM tries out his British accent on the English host, who’s an unabashed BTS fanboy.
The other singalong songs are being held under wraps, but the group can be heard doing the familiar clap, clap, clap, clap that’s become synonymous to the “Friends” theme song. “Friends” plays an almost mythic role in BTS’ story. RM has often stated that he taught himself to speak fluent English as a child by watching the sitcom.
Here’s your first look at James Corden’s ride to work with BTS. You can check out the teaser in the player below!
Corden has joked about being the eighth member of BTS. In a cheeky attempt to ingratiate himself to them, he refers to Jimin by his nickname, Mochi. When they shower him with laughs, Corden makes one last attempt to infiltrate the group: “Is this your way of asking me to join the band?” While most of the members politely evade the question, Jin laughs and cuts to the chase: “You’re the joke guy!”
BTS has done its share of guest spots that follow the standard routine: perform a song and then sit on the sofa chatting about what American food they like. But ever since their appearance last May on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” some American variety shows have gone out of their way to make things more interesting. For instance, Colbert’s staff recreated their set to mirror the Beatles’ historic appearance at the Ed Sullivan Theater (where Colbert’s show is also filmed), right down to the group’s natty matching suits.