Highlights: The Rock, John Legend, more in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ premiere


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Highlights: The Rock, John Legend, more in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ premiere
Common vs John Legend, The Rock vs Jimmy Fallon!

Screengrabs from YouTube/John Legend photo from Twitter/@SpikeLSB

MANILA, Philippines – The Rock shakes it off, Jimmy Fallon calls in a choir, and Common and John Legend go head to head!

The season premiere of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle kicked off on Thursday, April 2 (Friday, April 3 in Manila) with epic, sure-to-remember performances from A-List celebrities. (WATCH: Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ trailer)

The show, based on Jimmy Fallon’s Lip Sync Battle segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, has similar mechanics. A pair of celebrities outperform each other by lip-syncing to the songs they have chosen. The audience members will choose one winner from the pair.

Two battles kicked off the season premiere with the first being Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vs Jimmy Fallon, and the second with Common and John Legend.

Here’s a clip of host LL Cool J “kicking off the show:”


Here’s a rundown of what the contestants performed tonight:

Battle 1: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vs Jimmy Fallon

The very competitive Dwayne first performed Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”:

In the video below, talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who is also the co-producer of Lip Sync Battle, performed “Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)” by Harry Belafonte for his first song.

Dwayne sang “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees to open the second round. Jimmy then followed with “Like A Prayer” by Madonna, and even had a choir help him out. 


Before the show premiere, here’s a message The Rock gave to competitor Jimmy Fallon:


WINNER: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Here’s what he had to say:


Battle 2: John Legend and Common

For the first round, Common performed “I Want You Back” by The Jackson Five, while John Legend performed “Slow Motion” by Juvenile:


Check out a photo of John’s smooth moves:


In the second round, John performed “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer and Common performed “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie:


Check out this clip of him dancing:

WINNER: Common

Check out what he had to say about his win:


Did you think the winners deserved their titles? Sound off in the comments below! – Rappler.com

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