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Barbra Streisand Gets Behind The Wheel And Terrifies James Corden On 'Carpool Karaoke'

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Despite all of the impressive stars who have hitched a ride with James Corden on Carpool Karaoke, it's hard to deny Barbra Streisand is a "big get" for the host.

And in their new episode, Corden was literally on the edge of his seat with Streisand behind the wheel.

So what if Streisand failed her driving test three times? The pair belted out some of her famous songs and shared a lot of laughs along the way.

"It this is how I go out, I’ll take it. It’s a good way to go out."

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Streisand is the latest star to tag along for 'Carpool Karaoke.'Terence Patrick - CBS

Corden is usually the one behind the wheel, but as the episode began Streisand was picking him up, since his car had a boot on its wheel.

But the star wasn't eager to play along with the usual Carpool Karaoke routine.

"I don’t usually put the radio on to hear music so do you really have to hear music?" she asked.

Corden was also quick to notice that the Grammy-winning singer isn't the best driver, and Streisand admitted she failed her written test three times while renewing her license.

"It’s very difficult, have you ever seen the questions?" she asked, before realizing she had taken both hands off the wheel.

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Streisand admitted her mind can "twirl" when she's behind the wheel.The Late Late Show - YouTube

She also described a time when got distracted on the road, and turned her car onto a highway on-ramp.

"So you're lucky," she joked with Corden.

"If this is how I go out, I’ll take it," the host laughed. "It’s a good way to go out."

"Siri is saying my name wrong. So what’s a better way to change my name than by speaking to Apple?"

Streisand had no problem singing her classic hits like "No More Tears" and "The Way We Were" with Corden, but admitted she still felt stage fright.

In fact, Streisand confessed, she had stopped performing for 27 years because her anxiety was too intense.

"I get scared. I just don’t want to disappoint people," she explained. But these days she can tell herself, "Let go, and let God."

And while Streisand insisted that she was not a diva, she described calling the CEO of Apple to complain about her iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri.

"People still mispronounce my name, they say Stry-zand, Strisand in England," she complained.

"Siri is saying my name wrong. So what’s a better way to change my name than by speaking to Apple, Tim Cook, and saying, 'It would be so helpful if Siri said my name right, is that possible?'"

The singer said Cook honored her request, and she gave Siri's pronunciation a thumbs up when Corden tested it live.

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Streisand went straight to the CEO of Apple to change how Siri pronounces her name.The Late Late Show - YouTube

But Straisand said her call to Cook wasn't the first time she reached out to a tech CEO for help.

"I called Steve Jobs once," she said. "When I couldn't figure something out on my computer."

"Every song relates to something about what’s going on in these difficult times."

While Streisand was happy to sings duets of her classic tunes with Corden, she also debuted the new song "Don't Lie to Me" from her latest album, Walls, which was released today.

Buy Streisand's new album Walls here.

And although a politically charged album may turn off some fans, Streisand said her new work was heavily inspired by current events.

"That’s why I did this album," she explained. "Every song relates to something about what’s going on in these difficult times. The only thing I can do is write about it, and tweet."

Yes, the 76-year-old is still using social media, and even tweeted a special fact about her Carpool Karaoke appearance to her fans.

"They say there’s a first time for everything… can you believe this was my first time singing out loud in a car?" she revealed.

[H/T: Variety, People]

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