Australian-born singer Kylie Minogue is hoping to clinch the coveted Christmas number one spot in the UK with an unlikely (yet very charming!) duet.
Kylie teamed up with her good friend, James Corden, in singing the 1982 hit ?Only You? originally sung by Yazoo.
The two have been good friends since they hosted the Brit Awards back in 2009. The duet started out as a joke but we know that James is more than capable of belting out a proper tune. The Late?Late Show?host and Into the Woods actor has been doing ?carpool karaoke with Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and most recently, Jason Derulo.
Carpooling through Los Angeles, James confidently sang ?Superstition? and ?Signed, Sealed, Delivered I?m Yours? with music icon Stevie Wonder and Stevie jokingly suggested that he and James start a group called the Wondercats (as long as he doesn?t touch a harmonica ever).
Aside from her duet with James, Kylie?s ?Kylie Christmas? 13-track album is a mix of original and classic songs and other collaborations. Kylie?s sister, Dannii Minogue, appears in the deluxe version of the album in the brand new song called ?100 Degrees?. Iggy Pop joins Kylie on ?Christmas Wrapping? while Frank Sinatra posthumously completes the list of collaborators, appearing on ?Santa Claus Is Coming To Town?.
The inimitable 47-year old admitted that she is a workaholic ? and that comes as no surprise.
?I think all I?ve ever done is work really hard to try to show that I can do it.?I pushed myself in every direction possible to make myself a better artist,? she said in an interview with The Daily Mail. Her career has spanned more than three decades and she doesn?t even look it.
?You?ve got to really want this, you?ve got to really work. I?m tough on myself. No one can criticise me harsher than I criticise myself. But I think if you want to be good at what you do, if you want to get better you have to work it.?I apply that rule to everyone on my team. I don?t scream and shout and I like to think I am firm but fair.?
Kylie?s Christmas will be out on November 13.
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