Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tonight on Stephen Colbert: Cher, John Oliver, and JoJo Sings Biden Theme Song “The Change” with an Orchestra


I don’t usually advance promote the late night talk shows.

But I’m told tonight’s Colbert “Late Show” has a power packed performance by JoJo singing the Biden campaign theme song.

The song, called “The Change,” was written by Diane Warren and already has a couple of videos. But JoJo spent a whole day in a studio last week recording a new version for Colbert. It should be great.

Also on the show–well, you can tell it’s sweeps because Cher and John Oliver are the guests. Those are considered A list bookings.

I’ll tape Fallon and Kimmel, and dip back and forth. We’re lucky we have 5 terrific late night hosts. I’m always torn between Seth Meyers and James Corden, although I love Seth’s “A Closer Look.”

What if Biden wins tomorrow, Trump concedes, and there’s an orderly transition? What will these guys joke about?

Here’s JoJo singing “The Change.” Tonight’s version is all new.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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