Still riding the wave of her sophomore album, Familia, debuting in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart in its first week of release, Camila Cabello is giving us more reasons to love her even more.
On Monday night, April 18th, Cabello went on a drive with James Corden for the Late Late Show host’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment, dishing out tales of her voyage from her home country to the U.S.
Cabello was birthed in Cuba, to a Cuban mom and Mexican dad. At age seven, Cabello had to cross the Mexican border with her mom, who “had basically the clothes on her back. Barely any money, did not speak English,” Cabello recounts.
Her dad later swam across the border to join them, she tells Corden. When Corden asks why she auditioned for X Factor and not America’s Got Talent, she replied:
“This is really embarrassing and I can only say this because obviously it’s like 10 years ago but I literally was like, I’m auditioning for X Factor because I will marry Harry Styles. I really believed that at the time,” she quips. “It wasn’t like marriage,” she adds, while correcting herself, but she did picture a reality where they would “fall in love.”
Cabello and Corden also bumped to a bunch of songs, including her U.S. and U.K. chart leader “Havana;” “Don’t Go Yet;” “Bam Bam,” off her new album, Familia; and “Liar.” At the end, Cabello and her British host rendered a cover of her fave karaoke record, the Killers’ “Mr Brightside.” Check it out below.