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Tom Holland - Lip Sync Battle - Umbrella
posted by zabuni (37 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by The Whelk at 1:09 PM on May 10, 2017 [5 favorites]


I wasn't sure, and then it just kept getting better and better.

A+, would be flabbergasted again.
posted by blurker at 1:29 PM on May 10, 2017 [5 favorites]


I am going to call that a win for Tom, for sheer effort AND athleticism.
posted by Samizdata at 1:38 PM on May 10, 2017 [3 favorites]


Who is this delightful gentleman
posted by schadenfrau at 1:57 PM on May 10, 2017 [1 favorite]


He's the newest spider's man
posted by The Whelk at 2:14 PM on May 10, 2017 [2 favorites]


I have watched this many, many times, and it has made me feel feelings.

I think one of the things I like best about it is the opening joke-- the implication that he's going to do the tired old Gene Kelly impression, play it safe, do some halfhearted softshoe, etc etc. And then he blows it up and gives it his all and I was like "I love you. You have my heart, spider-child."

Basically if Tom Holland and Zendaya would like to be genderfluid bffs and cultural impresarios for the next several years, I AM INTO IT.
posted by a fiendish thingy at 2:28 PM on May 10, 2017 [24 favorites]


Holland got his start in showbiz doing Billy Elliott: The Musical in the West End, including as the lead. This isn't a lark, in other words.
posted by dhartung at 2:36 PM on May 10, 2017 [5 favorites]


You can watch the whole episode here (at least until that gets taken down).

This is a hard one to judge. The song choices in this case actually are equal, they're all popular songs to interact with the audience. And while they both have very good showmanship, Tom seems to know how to press the right buttons with the crowd to get that oomph factor for his performances. However, in terms of lip syncing and embodying the original artists, Zendaya wins hands down. So it comes down to what you prefer out of your lip sync battles. I like a balance of both imitation ability as well as entertainment quality, and this is a dead tie to me.

/beanplate

I enjoyed all that though!
posted by numaner at 2:39 PM on May 10, 2017 [4 favorites]


(ps they sometimes also made goofy dance videos together during their Spiderman days)
posted by a fiendish thingy at 2:44 PM on May 10, 2017 [3 favorites]


I think Joseph Gordon Levitt is still the one to beat in this show.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 3:03 PM on May 10, 2017 [3 favorites]


what the gosh darn frickle fracking show IS THIS
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 3:15 PM on May 10, 2017 [1 favorite]


what the gosh darn frickle fracking show IS THIS

Lip Sync Battle.
posted by tzikeh at 3:20 PM on May 10, 2017


Incorrect, Jenna Dewan Tatum remains the one to beat. This is...probably nsfw.

Though honestly, all the best lip sync battles have some element of delightful, fully committed and wholly earnest genderfuckery going on.
posted by yasaman at 3:22 PM on May 10, 2017 [11 favorites]


And here's their YouTube channel.
posted by tzikeh at 3:24 PM on May 10, 2017


Jenna Dewan Tatum was doing her husband's routine from Magic Mike XXL on top of her husband who is Channing Tatum and so yeah I think that makes it amazing. Thank you so much for letting me know about this
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 3:40 PM on May 10, 2017 [13 favorites]


Imagine my surprise
posted by BWA at 3:51 PM on May 10, 2017 [2 favorites]


Oh my lord, what an amazing internet rabbit hole to fall down! I thought Tom Holland and Joseph Gordon Levitt were the hotness, but that Jenna Dewan Tatum vid...daaaamn. I feel like LL Cool J's reaction face in every single vid, all raised eyebrows and huge smile of dazzled delight. Thanks for posting this, I really needed a fun distraction :D
posted by the thought-fox at 4:03 PM on May 10, 2017 [1 favorite]


Jenna Dewan Tatum was doing her husband's routine from Magic Mike XXL on top of her husband who is Channing Tatum and so yeah I think that makes it amazing.

This is my new relationship goal.
posted by AFABulous at 4:19 PM on May 10, 2017 [8 favorites]


Oh my lord, what an amazing internet rabbit hole to fall down!

Don't go too far, you'll discover that Zachary Quinto cannot dance. I am so sad.
posted by AFABulous at 4:25 PM on May 10, 2017




But it's always me who ends up getting wet.
posted by jimfl at 6:59 PM on May 10, 2017 [2 favorites]


I have put my whole heart into hoping that Zendaya will end up playing Mary Jane Watson against Holland's Peter Parker.
posted by nicebookrack at 7:17 PM on May 10, 2017


This is my new relationship goal.

I, too, want to be in a relationship with Channing Tatum
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 9:04 PM on May 10, 2017 [7 favorites]


Tom seems to know how to press the right buttons with the crowd to get that oomph factor for his performances. However, in terms of lip syncing and embodying the original artists, Zendaya wins hands down

Point of order - if Holland had tried to embody Rihanna accurately, he would not have been allowed to dance because everyone knows Rihanna can't dance.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:19 PM on May 10, 2017 [5 favorites]


Is it possible to be in love with someone's arms? Because I think I just fell in love with Tom Holland's arms.

Just for clarification, I wouldn't be interested in them unattached or anything.
posted by greermahoney at 12:19 AM on May 11, 2017 [6 favorites]


The lesser-known side of Gregory Cromwell.
posted by jeudi at 1:35 AM on May 11, 2017 [1 favorite]


Never watched this show because I am old, but damn, LL Cool J is 49 and he's still on MTV? Does the audience know who he is? Cuz I had to look up who Tom Holland is.
posted by fungible at 4:50 AM on May 11, 2017


I'm going to leave Lupita Nyong'o's "Whatta Man" RIGHT HERE...
posted by kimberussell at 5:37 AM on May 11, 2017 [4 favorites]


The first 20 seconds were great.
posted by BurntHombre at 8:03 AM on May 11, 2017


I don't think he's really doing drag, per se. I realize I'm splitting hairs here. But he isn't padded, he doesn't have drag makeup on; he's wearing women's clothes and makeup, but he isn't really embracing that larger-than-life performative femininity that I think of as the essence of drag.

This is one of the reasons I love LSB, btw. Men don't have to "become" women in order to perform women's songs. When the Rock lip-synced to "Shake It Off," the performance he gave was joyful, energetic, and girlish without him being any less The Rock than he ever is.

I may not be explaining what I mean very well. But LSB is very playful around gender in a way that I find incredibly refreshing.
posted by KathrynT at 10:05 AM on May 11, 2017 [8 favorites]


LL Cool J is 49 and he's still on MTV? Does the audience know who he is?

They probably think of him as that guy from NCIS: Los Angeles, along with Chris O'Donnell, Linda Hunt, and the late Miguel Ferrer (although he may also be known through the enduring popularity of the original Robocop).

Also agree with KathrynT WRT the way that gender is addressed on the show. One of the things that makes JGL's version of "Rhythm Nation" so awesome is that he plays it 100% straight (pardon the expression).
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:41 AM on May 11, 2017


It's quite strange and surprisingly enjoyable to actually feel your Kinsey number increment by 1 in real time.
posted by Errant at 12:20 PM on May 11, 2017 [9 favorites]


I've watched this so many times and it still is not enough.
posted by SarahElizaP at 4:26 PM on May 11, 2017


For sheer glee and happiness, my money remains on the Marvelous battle of Clark Gregg with "Toxic" vs. Hayley Atwell's "Bad Romance".

I mean, there's absolutely zero reservation or worry on his face or in his moves (and the 'passenger' he pulls up is his wife, Jennifer Grey, which works out), and Atwell... well, I don't think she does as well, but maaaaan, it's got to be hard to try to ape Lady Gaga at that level.
posted by mephron at 6:14 PM on May 11, 2017 [1 favorite]


OMG, Josh Gad performing "I Touch Myself" as Donald Trump and I'm dead.

This thread sent me down quite the entertaining wormhole
posted by lunasol at 7:09 PM on May 11, 2017 [2 favorites]


And then he makes out with Johnny Galecki at the end!
posted by numaner at 2:18 PM on May 12, 2017 [2 favorites]


My only complaint about the JGL one is that it's over too soon. It needs to be at least seven times as long.
posted by greermahoney at 12:55 AM on May 14, 2017


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