When 'Lip Sync Battle' first premiered, it was great entertainment! Taken from the success of it first being seen on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show', it was fun seeing show business personalities lip sync to their favorite songs. Now it's just become the 'same old, same old' in each half hour episode.
With a formula that NEVER changes, 'Lip Sync Battle' has two performers on each show. They might be an actor, singer, comedian, athlete...anyone familiar to the public. The first half of the show has them performing a rather bland, average song ~ with the anticipation of the second half of the show where they pull out all the stops. You can then expect to see elaborate costumes, backup dancers...and even the occasional original singer of the song that's being lip-synced. For example, Channing Tatum was mouthing the words to Beyonce's 'Girls Rule the World' when she stunned the audience by joining him on stage for 38 seconds. Not a typo...that was it. It is a highlight for 'Lip Sync Battle' to have the original artist appear with the lip-syncer on the show, but that unfortunately is a very rare occurrence.
What started off as novel has become plain boring. I've come to simply tape it so I can skip all the unnecessary filler and just watch the performers IF they happen to be entertaining that week ~ which has knocked this 30 minute show down to just 7. I think it's safe to say its on its last legs. Time for another great idea from Jimmy Fallon!
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