Jimmy Fallon may have won himself a few unintended laughs a couple of months ago when he awkwardly tried to hide his beloved MacBook from guest Bill Gates, but the incident hasn't dulled his love for the products coming out of Cupertino. Indeed, just last night the latest host of The Tonight Show used an iPad app to perform a doo-wop duet with singer Billy Joel, and the performance turned so many heads that Tim Cook himself linked it on Twitter.
For their charming renditions of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," popularized by the Tokens in the 1960s, Fallon and Joel used Loopy HD on Fallon's iPad, which layers recorded loops to resemble a chorus of multiple singers. Fallon took the lead, Joel joined in, and the The Roots--The Tonight Show's acclaimed house band--rounded off the piece with some embellishments of their own.
Fascinatingly enough, the event comes not long after Fallon started hiding the Mac logo on his laptop in the wake of the awkward moment with Gates (via 9to5Mac), possibly because Apple isn't listed as an official sponsor of Fallon's show. Some legal tiptoeing may be taking place in the background there, but it's worth noting that it wasn't enough to stop Fallon from identifying the iPad by name during the duet.
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