Demi Lovato Channels Adele in a Diva Sing-Off Against James Corden
Demi Lovato is here for all the modern-day divas.
On Wednesday evening's Late Late Show, the "Confident" hitmaker ready to take host James Corden to task when he claimed that there are no present-day starlets who can hold a match to the classic musical greats like Aretha Franklin and Cher. And thus, the most epic of diva riff-offs was born.
"They don't make them like that anymore. Divas back then are just better than divas are today. They didn't have Instagram. They just had sass, voice, songs," the late night funnyman declared—right before the Disney Channel alum and singer decided to prove Corden wrong by challenging him to a singing showdown.
When the host tried to one-up the star by telling her, "I've got hits from before you were born," Demi had the perfect clap back: "And I've got hits that are my own."
From there, Lovato channeled a Grammy Award-winning voice from the emcee's home country and belted out a stirring version of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and then hit him with Katy Perry's "Roar." But the funnyman wasn't dissuaded from his claims and things got heated as he chose to respond with covers of "River Deep, Mountain High" from Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin's "Respect."
The tiebreaker? The pop star slayed the competition as she brought one of her own hits, "Heart Attack," to the table, after which the late night host finally admitted defeat.
Watch the epic diva riff-off go down in the video above.