Five Things: Favorite Lip Sync Battle Performances

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Every Friday we’ll pick a theme and then five things (hence the name! We’re so original!!!!!) that fit that theme. Feel free to make your own choices in the comments, or send them to us on Twitter. This week we’re talking about the amazing lip sync performances (that aren’t Tom Holland channeling Rihanna because we all already know that one was incredible) that we’ve screamed about.

Liz’s pick: Samira Wiley, “O.P.P.”

new-key-avi-liz-50x50Samira Wiley is so. Fucking. Cute. Also I love this song, like, a lot. The whole performance was so nostalgiac. Those dance moves! Those overalls! The double dutch. My elementary school playground looked just like that stage. AND SURPRISE GUESTS! Keep watching the video for Laverne Cox’s AMAZING Beyonce strut (seriously, the Beyonce strut is one of my favorite things of all time, and Laverne NAILS IT), and Chrissy Teigen AKA my BFF (in my dreams) completely failing at baton twirling. Truly incredible.

Liz’s pick: Ruby Rose, “Raise Your Glass”

new-key-avi-liz-50x50Strange how my picks have an OITNB theme … I pretty much think Ruby Rose is the hottest human on the planet, and performing P!nk?!?! Press all my buttons, why don’t you. She’s so delightfully dorky. She goes all out, don’t she? *drools*

Lip Sync Battle with Paul Rudd from Umut Tuğrahan Ünal on Vimeo.

new-key-avi-meg-50x50This shit will never not make me laugh. Paul Rudd doing Queen makes me smile on my grumpiest of days. Plus it’s cool that since it’s the first one of these there’s not a bunch of stupid theater. Just a microphone and some bitchin’ dance moves. 

Josh Gad as Drumf Singing I touch Myself

new-key-avi-mel-50x50 Ok, so sometimes you just need to laugh ok? This still brings joy to me.  I feel like everything about this is so perfect. I mean HE HAD A FUR COVERED WRECKING BALL. Can you tell I deal with stress by laughing and making light of the problem? It makes all the energy I put into fighting last longer.

The Trek crew

new-key-avi-mel-50x50 I won’t choose between these two YOU CAN’T MAKE ME! I’ve watched this one video like 40 times. I LOVE IT. Zoe brings me back to a really tacky time in my life (Junior High was the worst) with a song I still love to sing. Then there’s Zach who proved not only can you embody one of the best hip hop artist out there, you can do it without turning into a racist stereotype. (See blackface). This just makes me want to watch all their dubsmash videos they took while on set.

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Liz has a ginger kitty named Thackery Binx who chirps like a bird and plays fetch like a dog. She reads a lot of slash, and writes a bit as well. She thinks she’s a good cook, she brews beer, she's a total nerd about baseball, she reads YA fiction, she has recently rediscovered her love of pop music, she swears like a sailor.
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