Lip Sync Battle - starring Hollywood celebrities on the songs of their choice - to debut in Asia

Queen Latifah and Marlon Wayans - the queen and king of comedy go to war in a battle for the lip sync crown.
Queen Latifah and Marlon Wayans - the queen and king of comedy go to war in a battle for the lip sync crown. PHOTO: LIP SYNC BATTLE / FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Do you hear what The Rock is singing?

Lip Sync Battle - based on the Viacom original series, which originated on Viacom's Spike TV in the US and was showcased on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show - features celebrities lip-syncing the song of their choice battling for the coolest bragging rights.

Hosted by Grammy award winner LL Cool J and model Chrissy Teigen, the American series showcases the miming talents of 20 eclectic celebrities like Dwayne The Rock Johnson belting out Taylor Swift's massive hit Shake It Off and going up against Fallon's rendition of Madonna's Like A Prayer.

Casey Patterson, the show's executive producer, said in a statement: "Icon, Grammy Winner and one of the best hosts in the game, LL Cool J will bring a whole new fan base of music lovers to the show."

"We have the dream team in front of and behind the camera on Lip Sync Battle and we're ready to BRING IT for our fans," Patterson added.

The first three episodes airing in Asia will feature Jimmy Fallon v Dwayne Johnson, Anna Kendrick v John Krasinski, and Anne Hathaway v Emily Blunt.

Among the other talents who appeared in Season One are John Legend, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Tyson, and Queen Latifah.

Lip Sync Battle has also delivered a staggering 177 million cross-platform streams across Spike's owned and operated properties as well as on Facebook and YouTube, with Hathaway's "wrecking ball" clip alone garnering 15 million views.

The Lip Sync Battle crew had also announced in April that the show has been renewed for a second season of 20 episodes, which will premiere in 2016.

Catch the debut season on Comedy Central Asia on StarHub channel 516 starting July 28 at 8.30pm (Singapore viewers).

kchitra@sph.com.sg