End your week with some fun lip syncing from around the world
Spike TV's 'Lip Sync Battle' is upping the ante of what's been on YouTube for years.
It looks like Spike TV has a hit on its hands with "Lip Sync Battle," an expansion of the segment that became a viral hit for Jimmy Fallon on both "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show." The bit was actually created by John Krasinski from "The Office," with the help of his wife Emily Blunt and comedian Stephen Merchant. Fallon, Merchant and Krasinski produce the show that has become such a hit that over 15 million people have seen the first four episodes, and online videos from the show have garnered over 100 million views.
It's not hard to see why the show is popular. It's big-time celebrities looking relaxed and like they're having a blast, doing something we all do in the car or at home. How fun is Anna Kendrick having, for instance, doing the Jennifer Lopez song "Booty" (with cameo help from J.Lo, no less)?
And seeing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson doing his take on Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" just has to be seen to be believed:
But it's not like viral lip sync videos are new. They're a worldwide phenomenon.
"Let It Go" from "Frozen" has been lip synced so many times, it's hard to count. But this video from South Korea is pretty inspired:
These guys are in a car on the way to a beach in Tel Aviv and lip syncing the Spice Girls song "Say You'll Be There":
Australian comedy team SketchShe does "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 3 minutes:
In response, a sketch group from Russia has made a lip sync video of their own, a medley complete with costume changes:
Last but certainly not least, Wonder Woman herself – Israeli actress Gal Gadot – lip syncs "Lie" by Noy Alooshe and Saar Badishi from what appears to be the comfort of her bedroom:
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