Wednesday 21 February 2018

Viewers give their verdict on James Corden’s second turn as Grammys host

The British star took part in a skit poking fun at Donald Trump and brought Carpool Karaoke to the New York City underground.

James Corden on stage at the Grammys (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
James Corden on stage at the Grammys (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

James Corden hosted the Grammys for a second time but his performance was met with a mixed reaction from viewers.

The British star took part in a skit poking fun at US president Donald Trump and brought Carpool Karaoke, from his Late Late Show, to the New York City underground, alongside Sting and Shaggy.

Some viewers were not so keen on the 39-year-old’s turn as host of the big music awards show, while others were showing Corden a lot of love.

@ughdija wrote: “Can someone come and get James Corden? I just wanna watch the … Grammys.”

@queenalma19: “Can we please stop pretending that James Corden is funny please”.

@thedigitaladam wrote: “I’ve never understood why the Grammys didn’t use a musician or radio personality to host. James Corden is good in his element (late night) but he’s struggling to lead a good show tonight.”

@CarissaAnn wrote: “Watching most of James Corden’s jokes fall flat and everyone just looking around at each other makes me cringe for him.”

@JaylonTylerr wrote: “This year’s Grammys was terrible. Worst Grammys I have ever watched. Super predictable, disappointing performances, one sided winners, and James Corden, the host that literally no-one wanted.”

But @realsherwinkahn enjoyed the performance, writing: “The Grammys with James Corden were deliciously politically and topically relevant … Might be time to watch award shows again.”

And @truepyt wrote: “I love James Corden … what a great host.”

Another Corden fan wrote: “So happy they got James Corden to host the Grammys, love that guy”.

Love was in the air as someone else commented: “Grammys recap: James Corden, love, love!”.

The event saw Ed Sheeran recognised with two Grammy awards, for pop vocal album and pop solo performance.

Press Association

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