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“The Talk” Halloween Video 2017: Watch “Rocktober Lip Sync War” Performances

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For Halloween 2017 on Tuesday, “The Talk” co-hosts participated in the show’s third annual “Rocktober Lip Sync War.” Watch the videos below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, in 2015 the CBS talk show started a new Halloween tradition by hosting a lip syncing competition. Much like the show “Lip Sync Battle,” the event features the panelists dressing up as famous singers and then performing hit songs. For the 2016 “Rocktober Lip Sync War,” the co-hosts impersonated Madonna, Lionel Richie, Marilyn Monroe, Cher and Little Richard.

This year’s festivities began with host Terry Crews, who won a “Lip Sync Battle” face-off with Mike Tyson in 2015, getting the studio audience pumped for the costumed musical extravaganza. Sara Gilbert was the first to take the stage, amusingly imitating Sharon Osbourne’s own husband, Ozzy Osbourne, for a performance of “Crazy Train.” Towards the end, Ozzy himself came out to join his doppelganger. “I hope I didn’t disappoint you,” Gilbert told the “Prince Of Darkness,” who called the impression “awesome.”

Osbourne herself followed as Julie Andrews, pretending to sing “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins. She did a wonderful recreation of the beloved musical number. “I was brought up on the song, I brought my kids up on it and now they’re bringing their kids up on this,” she explained afterward. And this was her way of thanking Andrews for generations of entertainment.

Sheryl Underwood, who won last year’s “war” with her Little Richard performance, now transformed into Prince for “I Would Die 4 U.” Her impersonation focused more on nailing the late music icon’s moves than actually faux singing the song. Asked afterward by Crews how she was feeling, the comedienne replied in character, “I feel like I want to ride in a little red Corvette while wearing a raspberry beret under the cherry moon, speeding over the graffiti bridge.” She also did a bit playing off Prince, Apollonia, and Purple Rain.

Carrie Ann Inaba, a former Fly Girl who was appearing on the program as a guest co-host, became Lady Gaga for a performance of “Bad Romance.” The “Dancing with the Stars” judge had a full-on dance routine, but unlike Underwood, she kept up with the lyrics. Crews yelled after, “I give that a 10! This is a professional!” Inaba said of her alter-ego, “It was so much fun to be Lady Gaga, even for just a few minutes.” And she quipped that being a contestant instead of a judge “reminded me I should be a lot nicer.”

Last up was Julie Chen, who recreated Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” music video, which featured a teen pushing back against her restrictive parents and partying with her friends in her bedroom. The other co-hosts had pre-taped cameos, and then came out in their characters for a grand finale of sorts. “You just brought the house down,” Crews exclaimed afterward. “That was amazing!” She cracked, “Girls just wanna have fun, but let me tell you something, having fun is hard.”

During the broadcast, viewers could vote for their preferred performance by using hashtags like “#TeamSara,” but it was the studio audience who really mattered. After those ballots were counted, it was revealed who would be taking home this year’s trophy. And the winner was… Inaba! “Are you kidding me?! Did I really win?!” she hilariously asked, before thanking “Prince, Ozzy, Mary and miss Cyndi Lauper” because “you can only be as good as the people you stand next to.” Check out all the videos below!

 


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