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Tom Holland’s Lip Sync Battle Is Exactly What You Need

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BY September 1, 2021

Tom Holland may be known for playing Spider-Man in the MCU, but now he can add dancer/lip syncer to the list! In a roughly two-and-a-half-minute video clip from the popular show featuring celebrities grooving and “singing,” Tom Holland’s lip sync battle is exactly what you need to see. It’s become an iconic moment, at least if social media has anything to say about it. Let Tom Holland’s warm embrace of his inner Rhianna inspire you, me, and everyone else.

Lip Sync Battle first aired in 2015 and it was based on an idea by Stephen Merchant and John Krasinski (both The Office alums, but Merchant was part of the British version). They’ve both moved on to other projects (John Krasinski is rumored to be Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four MCU debut!), but Lip Sync Battle lives on, pitting famous stars against each other. It’s hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigan acts as commentator/occasional DJ.

The beauty of the show is that it allows the public to see famous people at their goofiest. It’s not only Tom Holland that we love to see dancing around in drag; there was also Joseph Gordon-Levitt in full Janet Jackson mode and Anne Hathaway on a literal wrecking ball. Oftentimes, Lip Sync Battle will also pit couples against each other, and Holland’s performance was no exception. It was only recently that the tabloids caught him kissing his Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star, Zendaya, and since then they’ve fully accepted the fact that everyone knows they’re together, including being on the show together. Zendaya held her own as Bruno Mars, lip-syncing along to “24K Magic,” but she was definitely shocked to see her boo as Rihanna.

tom holland's lip sync battle Zendaya’s face when she sees her boyfriend bumping and grinding to Rihanna’s “Umbrella”/Image via screengrab

Holland had actually spent a good amount of his childhood training in dance and ballet, but he was still nervous. In an interview with PEOPLE, he said:

“It was more nerve-wracking than Spider-Man. That was so stressful; it was probably the biggest thing I’ve had to get over.”

Honestly, he did such a great job and I couldn’t even tell he was nervous! Watch the video of Tom Holland grinding up on an umbrella below:

You can watch Lip Sync Battle on Paramount+. 

Did Tom Holland’s lip sync battle bring joy to your life? Let us know in the comments below!

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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane. Contact her at [email protected]

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