Watch The Star-Studded Preview For Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Spinoff
Written by Emmy Mack on 20th March, 2015
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Lip-syncing is a lot like going to the bathroom. Everyone in the pop music industry does it, but nobody really likes to talk about it. And if you get caught doing it in public, it can be pretty damn embarrassing, (we’re looking at you Iggy Azalea).
But now the subtle art of lip-syncing is not just being talked about, it’s being celebrated, via Lip Sync Battle – Jimmy Fallon’s new spinoff series, hosted by LL Cool J, which will be based on the funnyman’s much-loved celebrity lip sync battle comedy segments.
In the fresh extended preview for the show, Pitch Perfect actress Anna Kendrick – who notched up musical cred in the aforementioned film by simultaneously singing while performing percussive trapeze with a cup – can be seen taking on a lip sync performance of the Jennifer Lopez song Booty, with a little help from J.Lo herself.
Other stars in the clip, which has debuted on BuzzFeed, include Fallon himself, John Legend, Stephen Merchant and even The Office‘s John Krasinski, who can be seen shaking his groove thang in Tina Turner-style drag.
WWE Superstar-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson also competes in the series, hilariously tackling the Taylor Swift song Shake It Off. The Great One has also posted his impressive rendition of the Swiftie track via his personal Instagram account (below), showcasing his rap skills and smooth dance moves.
As host LL Cool J says in the extended preview (also below), “This is Lip Sync Battle. You go hard, or you go home.”
The show premieres on America’s Spike TV on Thursday, 2nd April.
Watch: The Star Studded Trailer For Lip Sync Battle Will Make Your Day