Terry Crews Knocks Out Mike Tyson On Lip Sync Battle With “A Thousand Miles” And Nod To White Chicks — WATCH VIDEO!
Terry Crews was the undisputed champion of Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle,” knocking out none other than Mike Tyson with an amazingly sincere performance of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.” Check out the videos below!
As Gossip Cop reported, after previous episodes featuring Jimmy Fallon, The Rock, Common, John Legend, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, and Anna Kendrick, Crews and Tyson were the latest to take the stage for a showdown. And, Tyson was the first athlete to compete on the hit show, which was just renewed for a second season. But did he really stand a chance against a comedic performer like Crews?
Well, he put up quite a fight, that’s for sure. In the first round, Tyson, or “Big Mike,” as host LL Cool J called him, kicked things off with “Satisfaction,” with “Iron Mick” doing his best Mick Jagger impression. Crews followed by doing the song that made him a “man,” Run-DMC’s “Sucker M.C.’s.” Complete with crotch grabbing and bouncing pecs, the actor didn’t seem to miss (mouthing) a word.
Interestingly, Tyson did a rap of his own for round two, taking on Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” with an amazingly choreographed, but poorly lip synced performance. It was no match for Crews’ hilariously earnest rendition of “A Thousand Miles,” which began with the star faux-playing the piano. There were violinists, a contemporary dance routine, ribbon-waving, and, yes, more bouncing pecs.
The performance was actually a nod to Crews’ appearance in 2004’s White Chicks, in which he memorably sang along with the 2002 hit. Maybe it was the nostalgia factor, or just Crews’ unabashedly heartfelt decision to show his “feminine side” in honor of his wife and daughters, but whatever the reason, the “Gentle Giant” was voted the winner. So while Tyson may have won many a championship belt in his heyday, the “Lip Sync Battle” one went to his opponent. We can only hope that means Tyson will never wear tight leather pants again. Watch below!