There’s apparently a thin line between a hokey, tongue-in-cheek gag and an unforgettable, face-melting rock performance — and that line is Adam Lambert.
The former Glee actor made a special Late Late Show appearance Thursday as part of James Corden‘s 50th episode extravaganza, where he belted out a Cordon-centric rendition of Queen’s “We Are the Champions” that no one was ready for. Not even Cordon, himself.
“Ok, so @adamlambert managed to make a jokey parody AWESOME!!!!” he tweeted after the episode aired on the west coast.
Lambert’s impressive pipes are hardly breaking news — in addition to touring with Queen, the one-time American Idol finalist just dropped his third studio album — but it’s nice for the rest of the world to be reminded of his talent every once in a while.
Hit PLAY on the video above, then drop a comment below: How melted is your face right now?