Kristen Bell and James Corden Aerial Duet Goes Hilariously Wrong (Watch)

James Corden Kristen Bell

They may be up in the air, but that’s not where they belong.

During an attempted duet on “The Late Late Show” on Tuesday, Kristen Bell and James Corden paired up to perform the 1982 Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes hit “Up Where We Belong,” which started off nicely but ended unsuccessfully.

The pair began with some gentle banter about love. “You know Kristen, I was just thinking — love can be a funny thing,” Corden said. “You know, I love love, James,” Bell replied.


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Corden added, “and I love love too, but love can lift us up,” introducing their duet that almost instantly went amiss.

Things began pleasantly as Bell began belting out the first verse, bringing out the chops she graced us with as Anna in the 2013 Disney hit “Frozen.” Yet as suspenders started lifting her up to the ceiling in front of the star-studded backdrop, Corden didn’t find as much success, having trouble getting off the ground.


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As they sing the lyrics “the road lifts us up,” Corden finally begins to lift up, only to find Bell coming back down. Passing each other on different levels mid-air, they grab each others hands and attempt to pull each other up. “We’re supposed to be even,” Bell shouted. “Can you make us equal?”

As the song ended, Corden tried to find out who was to blame for the gaffe, but joked that it could be easily mended.

“We can fix it in post can’t we?” he said as the song began playing once again.

Watch the video below:

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  1. Beth CP says:

    It may have been staged to go awry, but this made me giggle and laugh outright as opposed to the schtick that Jimmy Fallon had on his show a couple of weeks ago with the authors of (paraphrasing here), “The Play That Went All Wrong”. Apologies for not remembering the exact title of their work.

  2. peter keiley says:

    all pre-arranged of course, but the first time the reject Corden has ever made me smile. P.S please keep him over there.

  3. “Goes Hilariously Wrong”? Are you new to comedy?

  4. Jan says:

    That was the bit. It all went exactly as to plan.

  5. JimmyV says:

    Uh…pretty sure that was all on purpose. That was the joke.

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