So, it finally happened: The boys got back together.
We’re talking about NSYNC, of course. After getting introduced by Jimmy Fallon as “the President of Pop,” the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award-winning Justin Timberlake took the stage for a career retrospective of his solo work beginning with (a seemingly pretaped) “Take Back the Night,” “SexyBack” into a super medley of “Like I Love You,” “My Love,” “Cry Me a River,” “Senorita,” “Rock Your Body,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and “Pusher Love.” (Because of audio issues, unfortunately, it also sounded at home like it was “being played through a kazoo,” as one EW commenter put it).
Either way, that was all just a prelude to the real treat of seeing the other four members of your favorite late-nineties/early-aughts boy band ascend from underneath the stage. Together with JT, the boys-to-thirtysomething-men took everyone down memory lane with truncated performances of “Girlfriend” and “Bye Bye Bye” — with original choreography!
But the fun couldn’t last forever, and soon Justin sent the four tag-alongs back underground from whence they came.
With them out of the way, JT went on to serenade the crowd with his more recent jams “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Still, Timberlake didn’t forget his mates. Later, when accepting his honorary Moon Man, JT gave his old pals a shout-out, telling them he’s sharing the special prize with them. He did, however, add a caveat: “I’m keeping it at my house.”