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James Corden Fills In For Backstreet Boys Member Brian Littrell In Las Vegas Show

 

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James Corden joined the Backstreet Boys for one night only during the band's performance in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

The comedian and television host replaced Brian Littrell in an episode of The Late Late Show that aired on Tuesday, July 24.

Surprise Appearance At Backstreet Boys' Las Vegas Show

The Backstreet Boys are currently in the Sin City for a series of shows as part of their residency. Corden began the skit by announcing to the fans that he will be giving one member of the popular boy band a break for one night while he goes through all the choreography and sings familiar songs in front of an adoring audience.

After a unanimous decision, the band and the new member of the boy band decided that Littrell is getting the night off (that he did not want). Corden joined the Backstreet Boys go through the choreography backstage and eventually perform in front of thousands of fans that evening.

Fans of the Backstreet Boys did not seem to mind. The television show host and movie actor sang "Larger Than Life," a track from 1999, with Aj McLean, Howie D, Nick Carter, and Kevin Richardson. After one energetic performance, however, Corden decided that he has had enough and announced that he is quitting the band.

This is not the first time that Corden performed with Backstreet Boys. In another skit, he "brought back" boy bands in a previous episode of The Late Late Show. He surprised the audience by bringing out the 90s icons and performed "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."

The Backstreet Boys Live In Las Vegas

The Backstreet Boys has been performing shows in Las Vegas since March 2017. According to the Las Vegas Journal, the famous boy band has earned more than $23 million in tickets and has welcomed nearly 200,000 fans into Sin City.

This month, however, the chart-toppers have announced that they are finally ending their residency in Las Vegas in 2019. In a statement, they thanked fans who flew from all over the world to meet the boy band.

"What started with 18 shows has grown into an unforgettable experience for us," Dorough said in a press release. "We will always be thankful to this show, the fans who have flown in from all over the world just to see this show, and to Las Vegas."

The final run of Backstreet Boys' Las Vegas residency ends on April 27, 2019.

 

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