Lip Sync Battle is the TV hit of the season! It’s become a huge viral sensation. Why? Basically, because it’s so silly and so much fun, and as it’s co-host JJ Cool says “I love the idea because it’s a new way to celebrate music on TV.”
The celebrity fake-singing sensation is a spin off of the hugely popular Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Fallon first pitched the show to NBC for network broadcast, but they turned it down! They must be cursing that decision right now! An NBC insider told the Hollywood Reporter that the feeling at NBC was like “We’re not just going to buy everything Jimmy brings us.”
Fallon took on The Rock in the shows debut with Dwayne performing Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off and Fallon starting a conga line to Harry Belfonte’s Jump in the Line. The end-of-show audience applause test saw The Rock beating Fallon. That first premiere was watched by more than 2.2 million people making it the most watched debut for a non-scripted series in the nework’s history.
Another of our favourite battles – Anne Hathaway vs Emily Blunt – airs tonight and the YouTube teaser has already racked up more than 9 million views. Hathaway’s performance has had everyone talking because it was so good! She literally channels Miley Cyrus, the moves, the looks everything! Apparently when the cameras shut off, everyone backstage was going nuts because she really went for it! Emily Blunt prepares to take on the challenge with her epic version of Janis Joplin. Tune in tonight for the full show! (We’ve added the pre-show clip to our video list.)
Lip Sync Battle airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Spike TV.
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