‘Lip Sync Battle’ Previews For Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski, 4/16 VIDEO

Lip Sync Battle

TV Picks: ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Previews For Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski VIDEO

The pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling will now have its very own television show. Spike TV is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Matador to create a new, half-hour original series “Lip Sync Battle.”

Lip Sync Battle

Each “Lip Sync Battle” episode will feature celebrities going head to head – lip synching the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. Hosted by entertainment icon and two-time Grammy® Award-winner LL Cool J.


­Kendrick seemingly can do no wrong, the petite star jumped out of the pack in 2008’s monster hit film “Twilight,” then did an Oscar-nominated role with George Clooney in the film “Up in the Air,” and hit pay-dirt with 2012’s insanely popular “Pitch Perfect.”

She’s a beast on social media too, with over 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 2.2 million on Twitter, all done without belfies, naked shots a la Kardashian klan, and dental floss things. Her hit single, “Cups (When I’m Gone),” from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, is a bona fide hit.


Below is a preview clip of Anna Kendrick’s performance of One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.”

Lip Sync Battle

The highly anticipated John Krasinski vs. Anna Kendrick showdown debuts Thursday, April 16 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Anna Kendrick tries her best to steal John’ girl with her performance of One Direction’s Steal My Girl. Check out the full performance on this week’s Lip Sync Battle.