Lea Michele and Darren Criss joined forces to unfold the vacation cheer. In a “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” vacation particular from Dec. 22, the “Glee” costars revisit their authentic Christmas songs in a festive singalong journey.
The video begins with pictures of iconic vacation landmarks in New York City, together with Rockefeller Center’s ornate decorations and vacation lights alongside the busy streets, and a shot of individuals ice skating on the Wollman Rink in Central Park. Michele channels her “Funny Girl” function by jokingly introducing herself as “Darren Criss” earlier than breaking into the primary music.
The Broadway star begins off their carpool live performance with “Christmas in New York,” which she initially launched on her third studio album, “Christmas within the City,” in 2019. Criss and Michele belt out the lyrics that match the vacation vibes from the start of the phase. “It’s Christmas. Like Darren ‘Criss-mas,'” Michele jokes midsong.
“I’m a fan of loads of Christmas issues, so I wrote a little bit music about all of the issues that make me wish to dance at Christmas,” Criss says, prefacing the second and closing music of the live performance: “Christmas Dance” from Criss’s 2021 album, “A Very Darren Crissmas.”
While the efficiency positively received us within the vacation spirit, watching Criss and Michele carry out collectively has us feeling nostalgic for extra reunions from the previous castmates. In October, Criss and Michele rekindled backstage at “Funny Girl,” and Michele thanked Criss for supporting her profession over time. “The quantity of instances this man has heard me sing ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ 😂 I really like you @darrencriss and @miavoncriss ❤️,” Michele wrote to Criss and his spouse. If we’ve got it our approach, there might be a much bigger collaboration from Criss and Michele sooner or later.
Apple TV+’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” stemmed from the favored phase on “The Late Late Show.” Watch Michele and Criss’s vacation clip above.