Big Bird will somehow face-off in new ‘Lip Sync Battle’ season
The Paramount Network series announced its Season 5 lineup today.January 8, 2019
Paramount Network’s Lip Sync Battle has a knack for arranging some legendary face-offs. From Cassadee Pope (and Brendon Urie) to the cast of Stranger Things and Tyler Posey, there’s been some solid entertainment.
Now, an unlikely contestant is joining the ranks as Sesame Street’s Big Bird will somehow be competing in the upcoming season.
The series is entering its fifth season, and they just announced the contenders for the upcoming shows.
In the teaser, series commentator Chrissy Teigen daydreams a music video-like scene where host LL Cool J and more lip sync to Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two.”
The lineup reveal is peppered in between the choreography. The announcements include: Darren Criss vs. Jermaine Dupri, Andy Roddick vs. Brooklyn Decker, social media star Lele Pons (who appeared on blink-182’s “She’s Out Of Her Mind” video) vs Prince Royce and finally, the cast of Queer Eye.
Schwartzman was part of Phantom Planet’s lineup during the release of one of the band’s most iconic tracks, “California,” which doubled as The O.C.’s theme song. The track is taken from their 2002 full-length The Guest.
He has also appeared in several iconic films such as Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore and more.
Schwartzman, who also appeared on a 2011 episode of Sesame Street, is slated to battle with Big Bird. It’s sure to be quite an interesting matchup as the Sesame Street mainstay will be the show’s first costumed character.
Lip Sync Battle returns Jan. 17 at p.m. EST. Check out the full trailer below.
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