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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Lip Sync Battle on The Tonight Show. Now that the viral hit has received its own TV show, the segment has largely been absent from Fallon’s famous stage. That all changed last night when guest Melissa McCarthy became the undeniable Lip Sync Battle champ.
It should come as no surprise that the hilarious comedian would have something extra up her sleeve for her first battle appearance, but we had no idea of the level of musical talent she possessed. Showing off some seriously impressive dance moves for DMX’s X Gon’ Give It To Ya, McCarthy was the epitome of a badass.
Totally changing things up for her next song, The Boss star pulled out all the stops, including a forest backdrop and wind machine to give her performance of the Disney Pocahontas track Colours of the Wind an added dimension. That dimension also included flying stuffed animals.
For his part, host Jimmy Fallon put up an admirable fight with Melanie’s Brand New Key and Zayn’s Pillowtalk, but neither could compare to McCarthy’s double slam dunks.
Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday to Friday at 11:30E on CTV Two and catch repeats weekdays at 4E/1P on Much.