The concept behind this brand new show is one of those things that make you face palm in exasperation, exclaiming “why didn’t I think of that?!” Its so simple and silly that it almost doesn’t work, but, in action, this show TOTALLY WORKS. The concept is highly derviative of Jimmy Fallon’s lip sync battles on The Tonight Show but it’s scaled up to a whole new level of performance, choreography, pyrotechnics, and wild abandon.
Lip Sync Battle pits two celebrities against each other in a no-holds-barred lip sync competition in which they perform one after another, and the winner is determined by the audience. The lip synce battle idea was presented to Jimmy Fallon by Stephen Merchant and now he’s dialing up the heat. Produced by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, hosted by LL Cool J, with “color commentator” Chrissy Tiegen, this show captures pure, exuberant fun and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Lip Syn Battle airs weekly on Thursday nights exclusively on Spike in the United States at 10/9c. Watch full episodes here.