Jimmy Fallon may be the comedian, but it was Alicia Keys who brought the laughs during her appearance on “Late Night.” Seated at the piano, the R&B songstress belted out a soulful rendition of the theme to the 1990s cartoon “Adventures of the Gummi Bears.” She sang it with conviction as though it was one of her own, hitting the high notes and ending with a bow.
The song selection was Jimmy’s idea. “I was trying to figure out what in the world possessed you to pick that song,” Alicia told the talk show host. “Then I thought that maybe you heard of my little Gummi Bear fascination. I was like, ‘He knows me.’ I’ve always loved Gummi Bears since I was a little girl.”
She also sat down on the couch to discuss her favorite childhood cartoons, appearing on “The Cosby Show” when she was young, and how she came up with the title of her new album Girl on Fire.
Plus, she delivered a second performance, this time for the Blue Light Version of “Girl on Fire.”