By: Yamilex Mendoza
Bringing A-list celebrities to compete, a daily reality here at Lip Sync Battle.
Lip Sync Battle has become one of the greatest and entertaining shows ever. It has had a positive impact throughout the community. Lip sync battle is an American reality show that is filmed in New York City and it brings A-list celebrities to compete against each other in Lip Syncing performances. The series Lip Sync Battle premiered on April 2, 2015 on Spike cable network. This show was first introduced to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Now the show has separated from the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The purpose of the show is to entertain the community and to have an impact throughout the community. The first episode that aired was the highest-rated premiere in Spike’s history.
The show has had many positive reactions from the audience. Lip Sync Battle has been a major success for Spike with 2.2 million viewers and its series premiere was the highest rated in the history of Spike. The president of the network Kevin Kay said that the show is a “television and viral rock star for Spike.” In January 2016, the network renewed the series for a third season consisting of another 20 episodes. Josef Adalian who writes for Vulture said that he noticed the show's success by stating that Lip Sync Battle is “looking like a legitimate hit, both on TV and online.” There has also been ratings about the show not necessarily talking bad about the show but saying that the show isn't going to last long enough. Emily Yahr from The Washington Post was more negative towards the show as she said that the show “is taking out all the spontaneity and replacing it with the cheesy-slick production values of an Ameican Idol group medley.”
The show gets A-list celebrities for example; Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kevin Hart and so many more. Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum performed against each other in Lip Sync Battle and that got the audience's attention because not only were they famous celebrities but they are also husband and wife. Channing Tatum did not only lip sync but he actually performed and dressed up as the artist of the song he was singing. “It almost felt as if the actual artist was singing and it did not look like Channing Tatum was behind that outfit” said, Iris Najera. Channing Tatum dressed up as Beyonce for his performance of “Run The World” and he looked exactly like her. Her wife did perform as well but she didn't get the audience's attention as much as her husband Channing Tatum. Adding to that she got really surprised about Channing Tatum’s look and how Beyonce appeared at the end of the show.
People are interested in what makes the show really successful and how it became so successful in a short amount of time. Casey patterson, executive producer says that “Lip Syncing is for everyone and that the approach is by design.” Abigail Martinez, Student at Samueli Academy said, “It's really interesting to see a celebrity lip sync and do actual performances just so they could win the battle and it's also interesting how they don’t actually care if they are embarrassing themselves all they want to do is entertain the people and that is precisely why I like this show.”
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