'Lip Sync Battle' to go live with September 'All-Stars' episode

John Krasinski Tells The Story Behind "Lip Sync Battle"

"Lip Sync Battle" is set to go live next month for the first time ever — and some old favorites are booking flights back to the Spike competition.

John Legend, Olivia Munn, Terry Crews and others will perform on one-hour special "Lip Sync Battle: All-Stars Live." This time around, winners will be crowned by fans voting along at home.

"Our show is always wild, but for this show, the returning champs already know how to play and win and are focused on giving an over-the-top performance," said Casey Patterson, executive producer. "Being live for first time ever means anything can happen and we are so excited that our fans at home will be voting live for the winner."

In addition to Patterson, Jay Peterson, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant also executive produce the popular series, which is based on a "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" segment.

Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen co-hosts "Lip Sync Battle" with Grammy winner LL Cool J. The series will return for Season 3 on a new night and in a fresh time slot: Wednesday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Those will be pre-recorded, as per usual.

The "All-Stars" episode will run Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. ET. on Spike.

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Jimmy Fallon's Best Celebrity Lip Sync Battles
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Jimmy Fallon's Best Celebrity Lip Sync Battles

4. Stephen Merchant and Joseph Gordon Levitt join Fallon for this epic lip syncing battle. 

Merchant kicks it off with a DJ Jazzy Jeff special "Boom Shake the Room." Merchant and John Krasinski actually created the lip syncing battle content with Emily Blunt, and later introduced it to Jimmy Fallon. 

Fallon follows up with a comic lip sync "Don't You Want Me." Joseph Gordon-Levitt melts the hearts of girls everywhere with a performance of "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John. 

Watch as the three compete for the title of lip sync champion.(HINT: Watch through JGL's second performance. Can you say amazing?)

3. Jimmy asks guests Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton to battle in an epic lip sync-off to songs like "Burn" and "Endless Love," and this one definitely lives up to the EPIC classification.

Shelton steps up to the battle with "Puttin on the Ritz" by Taco.  Fallon follows up with "Burn" by Ellie Goulding (strong choice, strong choice). Stefani performs Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

The second round of songs, however, is worth a close watch.

2. It's not hard to see Paul Rudd's comic genius in his lip sync mastery of Tina Turner's "You Better be Good to Me," but he really steps it up in his second song with Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now."

Fallon is pretty much blown away.

1. Jimmy Fallon opens with an amazing performance of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." But Emma Stone fires back fast with Blues Traveler's "Hook," and Fallon is visibly impressed while he watches on the sidelines. 

The two songs that come next, however, are definitely the top of the top when it comes to lip sync battle material. Fallon even tells Stone: "That was the best one that's ever been done on the show!"


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