Performance was the result of a Stanley Cup bet between Los Angeles and New York City mayors
Making good on his Stanley Cup bet, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night, where he sang Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” He was joined by the student chorus from New York City’s 52nd Street Project.
The bet was part of a long-standing tradition with culminating sporting events like the Stanley Cup, Super Bowl and World Series. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti entered into the friendly wager with de Blasio. Had the L.A. Kings lost to the New York Rangers, it would have been Garcetti on “JKL,” only he would have been singing “New York, New York.”
But the Kings won the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 double-overtime victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
Garcetti was on-hand, in the studio with Jimmy Kimmel, to enjoy the performance. The show also revealed that de Blasio treated the studio audience to authentic New York hot dogs, according to the AP.