No one battle raps anymore, these days it’s all about the lip-sync showdown. Don’t believe that? Well then, just ask Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant, who went head to head on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
The two were joined by host Jimmy Fallon for the battle, which saw each lip-syncing songs. Bonus points go to Merchant, who busted out a great rendition of “Boom! Shake the Room,” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Will Smith. Fallon showed off his smooth dance moves for “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League. It was Levitt who won the first round though, by getting really into lip-syncing Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”
In round two, Merchant ditched the microphone as he danced around the stage to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” even throwing a twerk into the mix. Jimmy kept his 80s streak going with a very jumpy version of “Take On Me” by A-ha. Levitt ended the festivities with Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” which included lots of dance moves and awesome facial expressions.
All three did amazing jobs with their performances, but it was decided that the hands-down winner of the night was Levitt.. Hopefully this is the kind of fun that follows Fallon over to “The Tonight Show.”