To celebrate the release of his new album, Justin Timberlake appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for five straight days last week, showcasing Timberlake’s talent as an actor, comedian, singer and dancer.
Timberlake’s new album is titled “The 20/20 Experience” and his appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” were interesting experiences.
On Monday, Timberlake visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to kick off the beginning of “Timberweek,” affectionately coined by Fallon.
Fallon interviewed Timberlake in a very relaxed, easygoing way. The conversation did not seem forced, but an exchange between good friends. Granted, it was a strange conversation between friends.
Fallon and Timberlake both did impressions of others, with Timberlake doing a spot-on impression of Fallon.
Timberlake seemed to be sick, admitting that he had taken medication for his illness. One would think his illness would hinder his performance of a new song, “Pusher Love Girl,” but it did not.
Timberlake performed “Pusher Love Girl” well, with The Tennessee Kids providing back up. The costume choices for the song seemed to pair well with the song, giving the performance’s 70s flair.
Timberlake’s falsetto was on point and The Tennessee Kids added energy to the performance.
On Tuesday, Timberlake appeared as the musical guest and also appeared in a skit.
In the skit, Fallon and Timberlake performed Timberlake’s hit “SexyBack” with a twist. They performed as a barbershop quartet. The performance was surprisingly refreshing.
Timberlake then performed “Mirrors,” an upbeat love song with good harmonies.
Wednesday, Timberlake appeared in a hilarious skit with Fallon and the primary guest, Steve Carell.
In the skit, Carell, Timberlake and Fallon used mannequin arms to complete any task. However, the skit was slightly too long and the absurdity of using mannequin arms got old very quickly.
Michael McDonald also performed in a round of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with Timberlake and Fallon. Both Timberlake and Fallon’s impression of McDonald were great.
Timberlake performed a lively Latin-inspired number called “Let the Groove Get In.” In this song, The Tennessee Kids shine, playing the song dynamically with the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon band, The Roots.
On Thursday, Timberlake appeared in an awkward camp skit in which campers Timberlake and Fallon sang “Africa” by Toto. Timberlake sang “Strawberry Bubblegum” –– a funky tune. The costume choices for this song did not seem to fit with the song, however.
The men wore pink ties, the color of strawberry bubblegum, but the women and the dancers wore baseball uniforms and jackets.
The choreography in the performance was good and accentuated Timberlake’s natural dancing ability. On Friday, Timberlake was the primary guest to celebrate the end of “Timberweek.”
Again, the conversation seemed natural, with plenty of impressions and singing. After the initial interview, Fallon and Timberlake performed the crowd favorite “History of Rap 4.”
Finally, to end “Timberweek,” Timberlake performed a mix of his biggest hits.
The entire week was a celebration of Timberlake as a fantastic artist, mixing different genres together effortlessly and showcasing the amazing talent of Timberlake.