For much of the past decade, as part of the galactically huge K-pop group 2NE1, CL has been performing in actual stadiums all around Asia. Her venture into the waters of English-language pop is just getting started, and it will be a long, long time before she approaches that realm over here, if it ever happens. But it’s still fun to watch her bring stadium-sized stagecraft to an American late-night show. Last night, CL performed her lovably doofy single “Lifted” on the Late Late Show With James Corden, and she and her massive crew of dancers took the extremely choreographed performance all over Corden’s set, through the crowd and the different parts of the stage. This involved, at one point, passing the mic to James Corden. If your choreographer ever suggests including James Corden in your intricately plotted-out dance-pop performance, you should probably fire that choreographer. But, I don’t know, it sort of worked. It’s a very fun performance, and you can watch it below.
“Lifted” is out now on iTunes.