Shawn Mendes Ends Late Late Show Run with “Perfectly Wrong” Performance
Shawn Mendes‘ weeklong takeover of The Late Late Show with James Corden concluded last night — we know; we wish it could’ve gone on forever, too — and the Canadian crooner made sure to go out with a bang. While his skits, interviews and carpool karaoke were obviously some of the highlights of the residency, his live performances simply cannot be overlooked.
A day after performing “Like to Be You” with Julia Michaels for the first time ever, the 19-year-old took to the Late Late Show stage once again to perform a chilling version of “Perfectly Wrong,” which is featured on his self-titled third studio album.
“[It’s about] in a poisonous relationship, how sometimes when it’s the darkest it’s the most beautiful at the same time,” he previously explained about the song’s meaning.
Shawn was joined by a string section and piano player to bring the heartfelt tune to life, providing us with some serious chills all over our bodies.
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) June 8, 2018
In addition to performing on his last day taking over, the teenager also gifted the Late Late Show staff with special #LateLateShawn (lol) merch to commemorate his time on the show. Host James Corden says, “It was the sweetest gift from an incredibly kind, funny, talented man.”
Today @ShawnMendes made our entire staff #LateLateShawn merchandise! It was the sweetest gift from an incredibly kind, funny, talented man. I’m gonna miss you buddy. Thanks for giving us the greatest week of shows x https://t.co/b162N6MwR3
— James Corden (@JKCorden) June 8, 2018
Could he get any more perfect