Anna Kendrick Challenges James Corden to 'Pitch Perfect' Riff-Off

by Emily Krauser 5:25 PM PDT, May 16, 2015
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Anna Kendrick visited The Late Late Show last night and, in her charming-because-it's-Anna way, challenged host James Corden to a Pitch Perfect-style riff-off.

"I hear you've been telling people that you're the best a cappella singer town," Kendrick says, clearly not allowing that to stand -- even if Corden has starred on Broadway, won a Tony and acted with her in that little musical movie Into the Woods.

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The British comedian clearly had to accept the challenge after Anna yelled, "I think this audience wants to see me kick your ass!"

Throwing on a track suit bearing his name across the back, Corden, 36, was joined by The Philharmonics for a rendition of *Nsync's "Bye Bye Bye."

Not to be outdone, Kendrick, 29, challenged him with Ludacris' "Move Bitch Get Out the Way." After Corden followed-up with Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison," the Pitch Perfect 2 star sang Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield."

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The two were able to join forces for the last round of songs, performing a medley of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine."

Needless to say, the competition was more delightful than cutthroat. Watch the entire riff-off in the video below.

We're glad the two could share the a cappella crown, but we do miss the two of them belting out songs while bounding through a forest full of chirping birds, creepy trees and blinding fog.

Here's to hoping this scores Corden a part in Pitch Perfect 3.