Carpool Karaoke ads show off the series’ big celebrity pairings

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Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner are stars of HBO's Game of Thrones.
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To hype its new Carpool Karaoke series on Apple Music, Apple has debuted two new teaser ads, offering a preview of what fans can expect from the show.

One ad features Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner as they belt out Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball,” and get ready to prank fans. The other ad includes Ariana Grande and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane singing show tunes.

Check them out below.

Big stars, bad reviews

Carpool Karaoke debuted last week for Apple Music subscribers. New episodes will air weekly, and pairings for the series will include Will Smith and James Corden, the Cyrus family, Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande, Billy Eichner and Metallica, Shakira and Trevor Noah, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, LeBron James and James Corden, and others.

Despite these all-star casts, however, early reviews of the show have been less than favorable. Major criticisms have included the scripted nature of the show, which contrasts with the looser original sketches on the Late Late Show, an overstretched format, and a general lack of charm.

Can the subsequent episodes change that? We’ll wait and see! If you watched the show, let us know what you thought in the comments below.