The “12-song, nine sets, one take, and zero pressure” skit, traced Platt and Corden’s friendship as two young school boys through milestone moments like high school graduation and working at a boring job, to a falling out and happy reunion.
Yes, the sketch is cheesy-good fun and there’s no denying these guys can sing. They rolled through a list of songs with amazing speed and emotional inflection, kicking off the set with The White Stripes “We’re Going to Be Friends.” Other song snippets include “We are Young” by fun., “With a Little Help From My Friends,” by The Beatles, “Hello” by Adele, “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies and more.
Watch their bromance unfold in the video above.
Platt was also interviewed with actor Zach Braff during the guest spot. Braff professed his love for Platt, having seen him perform in his Tony Award-winning role in “Dear Evan Hansen” four times. The charismatic actor admitted he went alone to the play the first time and cried so hard he had to ask “Will and Grace” star Eric McCormack who coincidentally sat in front of him for a hug.
Braff also confessed he tried hard to strike up a friendship with Platt via social media DMs but Platt put him off while trying to save his voice during his run with the musical.
Platt also delivered a ruminating performance of “Older” from his newly-released debut solo album Sing to Me Instead to close out the show. The album (Watch his performance below).