Billy Eichner made his television musical debut last night when he appeared on The Late Late Show and he did not disappoint. Set against the backdrop of red-lit Christmas trees, the actor and comedian sang Mariah Carey's "Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)" and there were plenty of misty eyes amongst those watching the moving performance.
\u201cIf your eyes are misty, you're not alone! \n\nEnjoy @billyeichner's gorgeous performance of @MariahCarey's Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) #LateLateShow\u201d
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@The Late Late Show with James Corden)
It turns out that Mariah Carey herself was dabbing at her own watering eyes just like the rest of us.
"Bravo!!" she tweeted of the rendition, calling his performance "beautiful" while congratulating Eichner for "the first ever TV performance" of the song. The performance is the first time Eichner has sung publicly in a segment that wasn't a bit.
\u201cYes my eyes are misty because I can't even believe @billyeichner brought this song back and did the first ever TV performance of it! Bravo!! Beautiful \u2764\ufe0f\u2764\ufe0f\u2764\ufe0f love you Billy.\u201d
"Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)" debuted on Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas. The album is perhaps best known for the instant holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" which has charted every holiday season since its release.
Eichner is currently working a new biopic titled Man in the Box about the life of Paul Lynde, the closeted yet flamboyant comedic actor of the 1960s and '70s.
You can watch the full version of Billy Eichner singing "Miss You Most (A Christmas Time)" below.