Some singers prepare for performances by humming, breathing deeply, or revising their lyrics, but Joe Jonas, on the other hand, has a rather unconventional ritual. During an appearance on “Tonight Show” on March 23, the 32-year-old star told host Jimmy Fallon all about his pre-show warm-up routine: singing a theatrical rendition of the famous 1999 hit by Smash Mouth “All-Star”. “I find it really warms up my voice and puts me in the right frame of mind,” middle brother Jonas explained. Of course, Fallon then magically located a microphone so he could offer the studio audience his rendition of the iconic song, and a treat it was indeed.
With instrumental accompaniment from The Roots, Jonas took off from the top, dramatically humming the lyrics that countless others have sung at karaoke: “Someone once told me the world was gonna roll me over. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed.” He then got up and took the stage to sing along to the chorus, giving us flashbacks to Hugh Jackman’s performance in “The Greatest Showman.”
Jonas’ one-of-a-kind cover ended up catching Smash Mouth’s attention on Twitter; the band members responded to a “Tonight Show” video, saying, “it doesn’t stop”, in reference to the prechorus lyrics of how “the years start coming and they just keep coming”. Moreover, they repost the clip with the hashtag “#JoeStar”, so it’s clear that Jonas’ version got his stamp of approval.
Earlier during his late night appearance, the soon-to-be father-of-two discussed his upcoming Las Vegas residency with his brothers, his marriage to Sophie Turner by an Elvis impersonator and his recent cast partnership of “Bridgerton”. Watch his full interview above, or just skip ahead to 10:10 a.m. for his campy “All Star” coverage.