Spike TV’s biggest show ever, Lip Sync Battle, has just been renewed for a second season, after just four episodes. This viral sensation, which started out as a Jimmy Fallon bit, first on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and then on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, got its own show that premiered on Spike on April 2nd, 2015. That was quick, right? It is no surprise though. The show is mindless fun.
The game pits two celebrities (not B, C, or D-listers either) against each other for two rounds of songs. The audience picks the winner. It is not just lip syncing to songs that are sometimes incongruous to the person performing. The production goes all out, with costumes, props, backup dancers, and sometimes guests.
Check out some of those videos below.
So far this season the battles have been:
1.1 Dwayne Johnson vs. Jimmy Fallon: Johnson did “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift and “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. Fallon did “Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)” by Harry Belafonte and “Like A Prayer by Madonna.”
1.2 Common vs. John Legend: Common performed “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 and “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie. Legend did “Slow Motion” by Juvenile and “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer.
1.3 Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt: Hathaway did “Love” by Mary J. Blige and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus (and jumped on one). Blunt did “No Diggity” by Blackstreet and “Piece Of My Heart” by Janis Joplin.
1.4 Anna Kendrick vs. John Krasinski: Kendrick fake sung “Steal My Girl” by One Direction and “Booty” by JLO and Pitbull (JLO came out at the end). Krasinski was a marionette in “Bye Bye Bye” by ‘NSync and shimmied to “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner.
This week on 1.5, it’s Mike Tyson vs. Terry Crews: What I know so far is Tyson is doing “Push It” by Salt N Pepa, and Crews is doing “Sucker MCs” by Run DMC.
And next week it’s Michael Strahan vs. Hoda Kotb.
Kevin Kay, president of Spike, had this to say:
“’Lip Sync Battle’ is a television and viral rock star for Spike. We are thrilled to be renewing ‘Lip Sync Battle’ whose success is a direct result of the brilliance and creativity of our producers, the brave performers, and of course the coolest new duo on television, LL COOL J and Chrissy Teigen.”
Dwayne Johnson’s Shake It Off vs Jimmy Fallon’s Jump In The Line | Lip Sync Battle
Dwayne Johnson shows Jimmy Fallon how to Shake It Off by performing the Taylor Swift hit. Jimmy hits back with a Harry Belafonte classic Jump In The Line.
Jimmy Fallon’s Like A Prayer vs Dwayne Johnson’s Staying Alive | Lip Sync Battle
Jimmy Fallon looks to a higher power as he performs Madonna’s Like a Prayer in the final round against Dwayne Johnson and his rendition of the Bee Gees’ classic Stayin’ Alive.
Common’s I Want You Back vs John Legend’s Slow Motion | Lip Sync Battle
Oscar winning song writers Common and John Legend square off in a battle of Jackson 5’s I Want You Back vs Juvenile’s Slow Motion.
John Legend’s U Can’t Touch This vs Common’s All Night Long | Lip Sync Battle
John Legend pulls out all the stops and embodies MC Hammer but is it enough to take down Common and his Lionel Richie? Find out in the battle of Up All Night vs U Can’t Touch This.
Emily Blunt’s No Diggity vs. Anne Hathaway’s Love | Lip Sync Battle
Anne Hathaway starts things out by hitting Emily Blunt with Love by Mary J. Blige. Emily retaliates by getting down to No Diggity by Blackstreet.
Anne Hathaway’s Wrecking Ball vs. Emily Blunt’s Piece of My Heart | Lip Sync Battle
Emily Blunt channels her inner Janis Joplin as she performs Piece of My Heart in the final round against Anne Hathaway and her earth shattering rendition of Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.
John Krasinski’s Bye Bye Bye vs. Anna Kendrick’s Steal My Girl | Lip Sync Battle
The battle begins with a boy band showdown with John Krasinski bringing out his best *NSync against Anna Kendrick’s best One Direction. It’s Bye Bye Bye vs. Steal My Girl in round one of this Lip Sync Battle.
Anna Kendrick’s Booty vs. John Krasinski’s Proud Mary | Lip Sync Battle
Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski bring their battle to an epic conclusion. How does Krasinski’s take on Tina Turner’s classic version of Proud Mary stand next to Anna’s surprise-filled performance of Jennifer Lopez’s Booty? Find out now!