James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' hasn't just jumped the shark. It's not even in the ocean anymore. And the world agrees.
Where do we even begin on the topic of the landslide decline of the British late-night TV host's star-studded series?
Camila Cabello made a guest appearance on the show last night, but, what we realised pretty quickly is that with a mere 419,542 views on Youtube at the time of publication, nobody really cares anymore. And Camilla isn't (totally) to blame for it.
James Corden has pissed off pretty much everybody. If allegedly showing up to the Writers' Guild of America in search of cheap talent wasn't enough, he starred in 'Cats'. Not to mention his bad taste in humour with the Weinstein jokes and his overall cringe-factor. Some people say that he ruined 'Peter Rabbit' for us.
But we're not just speculating, Google shows that interest in the show over time has been steadily decreasing since April 2020. It's no shock since the show has been on hiatus and there's been, uhm, a pandemic (we can hear the naysayers now), but since its return, there hasn't been as much of an audience for it.
The recent interview with Nicki Minaj has had over 7 million views in all fairness, but Adele's version from six years ago has over a quarter billion views. Harry Styles' Carpool singalong from 2017 has 73 million views. J-Lo's version from 2016 has more than 92 million views. One Direction's 2017 clip has over 189 million views.
In the show's heyday, we loved it. We gobbled up the A list singers' whole shtick of "I'm just like you, I also sit in cars and sing". Some of our all-time favourites include Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Britney.
Ultimately, the feature has exhausted itself — there are only so many ultimate, megastar guests that they can have who have enough material and power. And they've pretty much had them (or at least the ones who agreed to do it).
It'll be interesting to see how the show pans out over its next season. You can follow along on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' on Youtube.