Jimmy Fallon hosts the "lip-sync battle for the ages"

(CBS News) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephen Merchant and Jimmy Fallon faced off in on Tuesday's "Late Night" in what Fallon called a "lip-sync battle for the ages." It was seriously one of the most intense lip-syncing battles in recent history (or at least since John Krasinski's recent very impressive, and somewhat shocking win). Check out the video above posted on the "Late Night" YouTube channel, and get ready to start grooving at your desk.

The trio went head to head to see who could perform clips of popular songs the best and with the most passion. Gordon-Levitt, who was Fallon's guest for the episode, went last in both rounds. He did an emotional rendition of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and showed off his rap skills with Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" -- is there anything this guy can't do? Merchant and his lanky, lean build busted through Beyonce's "Single Ladies," after kicking it off with a jazzy rendition of a little Fresh Prince rap.

Apparently Merchant is one of the creators of these epic lip-sync battles (along with Krasinski and Emily Blunt), so we definitely bow down to him, and would love to put a ring on his lean, mean finger. But Gordon-Levitt was the clear winner by a mile. My only thought was, is it cheating to perform "Tiny Dancer"? But then he nailed "Super Bass" in every way possible, so it was clear he was the winner with a capital W. I'll say it again, what can this man not do.

Below is Krasinski's previous performance so you can see what Merchant and Levitt were up against.


  • Lesley Savage

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