Demi Lovato Challenges James Corden To A Riff-Off Comparing Divas Of Past And Present

They sing Adele, Aretha Franklin, and more.

Late Late Show host James Corden loves a good riff-off. In the past, he's teamed up with Shawn Mendes to compare '90s music with today's, and Neil Patrick Harris to prove who's better at musical theater. This week, Demi Lovato overheard him saying that yesterday's divas couldn't hold a candle to more recent ones, so she challenged him to prove it, with a little help from acapella group Level.

Lovato and Corden go back and forth on hits from the likes of Adele, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Katy Perry. Eventually, Corden points out that Lovato is just singing other divas' songs, and wonders whether she has any of her own. That's the only cue she needs to belt out her hit "Heart Attack," followed by a mic drop.

The performance forces Corden to throw in the towel and wonder if maybe he's "not a good enough diva."

"Of course you're a diva," Lovato reassures him. "You're the best damn diva I've ever seen. And you know what? Maybe there's a world where divas then and divas now are both great."

The two of them make up and end the riff-off with a fierce collaboration of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."


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