Before Alicia Keys takes the stage at the 61st annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, she received a good dose of advice from one of the show’s former emcees.

The 38-year-old “Girl on Fire” singer paid a visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she asked the comedian — who has hosted the Grammys for the past two consecutive years — for some tips. He couldn’t pass on the opportunity to impart guidance to Keys without including music, so the two performed a cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s ballad “Shallow” from the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born.

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The parody showed the 40-year-old sharing valuable hosting recommendations with the Grammy-winning singer, including the importance of “comfy shoes” and the knowledge that “after four hours you’ll find yourself drinking cheap booze.” “Try not to be scared / Act like you’ve been there,” he sang to Keys — who quickly reminded Corden, “You know I’ve won 15 times…” Watch the full parody of “Shallow” below.

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