While you were trying to compose yourself after last night’s Grey’s Anatomy shocker (like these people), maybe you flipped the channel to something a little less gut-wrenching, like Lip Sync Battle. While boxer Mike Tyson is known for his muscles as much as his face tattoo, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and former football player Terry Crews flexed his muscles too. Don’t worry though, it didn’t turn into a bodybuilding competition, there was still plenty of lip syncing to enjoy (and whole lot of tight pants).
*Ding Ding* Round 1
Mike Tyson started off the night with a little Rolling Stones action with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” changing from Iron Mike to “Iron Mick.” His performance was filled with unusual dancing and gyrations that were probably supposed to pay homage to Mick Jagger’s own dance moves but turned out looking more like your uncle doing karaoke after too many gin drinks. Terry Crews “went old school” with Run-DMC’s “Sucker M.C.’s,” a song he proclaims “made me a man.” He proved to be a master of crowd hyping, using crotch grabs and crossing the stage with flair.
*Ding Ding* Round 2
For the final round, Terry came out with a song that no one expected: white girl anthem “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton. It was a riot, with an assist from his insane pecs, pretend piano playing, and some ribbon dancing. “Sometimes you got to get in touch with your feminine side,” he explained, forgetting he was on national television. Then came Mikey boy. In leather leggings, Tyson’s ridiculous performance of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” was spirited, too bad he forgot to lip sync (in, ya know, a lip sync battle).
It was a tough call, but only one could claim victory. Terry Crews was proclaimed this week’s winner, joining the ranks of past winners like Anne Hathaway and Anna Kendrick. I would have given the title to Terry’s abs, but that’s another story.
Wait, lightbulb just went off – Lip Sync Battle should have judges. LL Cool J, are you listening?