Skip to main content

Sia and James Corden don matching wigs in latest Carpool Karaoke

Sia Carpool Karaoke
That voice. The hair. Sia has carved a name for herself in the music biz for her amazing song-writing abilities, beautiful and passionate voice, and, of course, her decision to always keep her face covered in public. So she made a truly interesting candidate for James Corden’s latest edition of Carpool Karaoke.

Frankly, we’d have watched the segment if there was no dialogue interspersed between the singing. Sia’s voice is just that good. The pair belted out some of her massive hits, including Chandalier, Diamonds, Elastic Heart, Alive, and David Guetta’s Titanium (on which she’s featured.)

But really, the one question on everyone’s minds, and that Corden was sure to ask, was about the hair. The singer is known for making public appearances with large hats, headwear or, most recently, a black and blonde wig covering most of her face. What’s up? On a more serious level, she notes that the element of mystery has been completely lost with today’s pop artists — there are Instagram photos of stars at the dentist, she jokes. So that helped influence her decision to help bring some of that mystery back, albeit in a strange way.

But a main reason is to shield herself from media exposure, to help maintain some level of privacy. The artist frankly admits that she used to be an alcoholic and drug addict. She got clean, but once she started to get famous (despite, by the way, having been a singer who enjoyed “mediocre” success for a decade prior), it was de-stabilizing. Covering her face from the cameras has helped keep her out of the potentially dangerous spotlight while still being able to do what she loves, and enjoy success at it.

While the discussion was a bit heavier than we’ve heard in other Carpool Karaokes, it also helps us better understand the power of the lyrics in many of her songs. Chandalier, for example, is clearly about her struggle with alcohol addiction. “I’m holding on for dear life, won’t look down, won’t open my eyes. Keep my glass full until morning light, ‘cause I’m just holding on for tonight.” Powerful stuff.

That said, if you’re extra curious, a quick Google search for Sia will elicit results with her face in clear view. What she looks like is no secret. And she doesn’t, of course, wear the cover-ups once the cameras are gone. Chances are many of the 600,000+ views thus far of this segment were piqued by simple curiosity to see if she’d take off the wig. (You’ll have to watch to find out!)

Also in the segment, the two discuss everything from Sia’s belief in aliens, to her odd double-jointed fingers on which she can hold a baffling number of eggs. (Yes, they prove it!)

It’s worth a look — and try to hit those high notes as you sing along.

The Late Late Show‘s Carpool Karaoke sets are coming out fast and furious as it’s clear that they’re a viral hit. Other recent appearances include Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Adele, and Elton John.

Editors' Recommendations

Christine Persaud
Christine has decades of experience in trade and consumer journalism. While she started her career writing exclusively about…
Everything leaving Max (formerly HBO Max) in October 2023
Eve and Villanelle from Killing Eve both looking shocked.

All good things must come to an end: romances, seasons, even free Twitter (sorry, X), etc. That's never been more true for streaming content libraries. Every month, as more movies and shows are added to each of the many streamers out there, it seems just as much content leaves as well.

Max isn't immune to this vicious cycle, and in October 2023, a fair amount of films and shows are leaving the service for an undetermined amount of time. From a couple of Exorcist movies to the Dolly Parton classic 9 to 5 to the so bad, it's good teen soap Dawson's Creek, there's a lot of good stuff leaving, so check out the list below and try to watch some of these gems before they leave Max for good (or at least a long while).

Read more
The best new shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Max (HBO), and more
A man in a suit with his hands up, others pointing guns at him in a scene from The Continental: From the World of John Wick.

This week offers a great example of why having multiple streaming subscriptions is a good idea. Because some of the best new shows to stream are all over the place. If you love action, Peacock's The Continental: From the World of John Wick brings some of that John Wick flavor to TV. Horror fans will naturally gravitate towards the new season of American Horror Story on Hulu. As for comedy fans, Netflix is bringing the laughs with the fourth and final season of Sex Education.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Max, Apple TV+, Disney+, Paramount+, and Peacock will keep you swimming in new shows, especially if you've taken the drastic step of subscribing to all of them. If you want to save some money, go for the cheaper ad-supported tiers. But whichever way you prefer to go, we've got you covered with our weekly roundup of the best new shows to stream.
When you're done here, check out the best new movies to stream this week, as well as the best shows on Netflix, best shows on Hulu, best shows on Amazon Prime Video, and best shows on Disney+.

Read more
The 50 best shows on Netflix in September 2023
The cast of Sex Education.

Not every Netflix original series gets to go out on its own terms, but the hit comedy Sex Education is coming to a proper end this week with the release of the fourth and final season. That's why we're welcoming it back to our roundup of the best shows on Netflix. And it shouldn't be too long before Sex Education is once again one of the 10 most popular shows on Netflix.

This week's other new addition is the fifth season of New Amsterdam, a medical drama that has now come to its conclusion. That makes it the perfect binge-watch after the summer of Suits, as new fans will have a lot of episodes to enjoy.

Read more