The clips were then broadcast into the studio on individual screens, with the audience seen awkwardly dancing alone.
The video was shared widely on Twitter, after a user wrote: “The virtual Kelly Clarkson Show audience members awkwardly dancing to Vin Diesel's new song is the funniest thing I've seen in weeks.”
“This is somehow worse than the worst Fast and Furious,” one commenter replied, while another compared the audience to a game of Guess Who?.
A number of social media users complained the scene to something out of dystopian sci-fi drama Black Mirror, with one viewer writing: “For anyone disappointed about no new Black Mirror this year, The Kelly Clarkson Show has you covered.”
“Kelly Clarkson’s virtual talk show audience dancing to Vin Diesel’s new single is one of the saddest and eeriest things I’ve ever seen,” another tweeted.
For anyone disappointed about no new Black Mirror this year, The Kelly Clarkson Show has you covered https://t.co/OQ1x4oXKhB— David Baxter (@davidbaxter_) September 25, 2020
Kelly Clarkson’s virtual talk show audience dancing to Vin Diesel’s new single is one of the saddest and eeriest things I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/9qwbqYHddP— JACQUES (@arcadeyblog) September 25, 2020
This reminds me of the game GUESS WHO pic.twitter.com/q0zYhGWXWx— Lisa 👩🏽💻 (@iamlisanu) September 25, 2020
Vin Diesel announced the release of his single, which was produced in collaboration with DJ Kygo, on Friday (25 September), writing on social media: “For so long, I have been promising to release music… encouraged by you, to step out of my comfort zone. Thank you for believing in me. As always, I hope to make you proud.”