It was another night of fantastic fun on Lip Sync Battle yesterday as Michael Strahan of Live With Kelly and Michael went up against Hoda Kotb of The Today Show. Strahan is adorable and Hoda… well, let’s just say the way she let loose was unexpected.
Hoda went all in with her “Baby Got Back” performance. Her ass was all over the place. The initial speaking part was spot on, with attitude and everything. “Oh my god, Becky. Look at her butt.” It’s a classic line, definitely Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “opus” according to host LL Cool J.
LL Cool J: “What inspired you?”
Hoda: “It’s the totally opposite of me. I am so embarrassed.”
Chrissy: “It looked like you’ve done it before.”
Strahan: “You know Hoda threw all that back, I don’t know if there’s room for both of us.”
Strahan’s lip syncing was a bit off, but he brought the sexy dance moves with his “London Bridge” by Fergie. Even lip syncing to a lady in the audience who responded in kind, while grinding to the floor. LL Cool J wanted to wipe that image from his mind, while Hoda shouted “it looked pretty good.”
Michael Strahan’s London Bridge vs. Hoda Kotb’s Baby Got Back | Lip Sync Battle
Hoda Kotb starts the battle off with a fiery performance of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Michael Strahan retaliates with his own sexy version of “London Bridge” by Fergie.
Hoda strutted in with her backup dancers wearing Bruno Mars’s trademark hat to “Uptown Funk.” Although her dancing was a little off the rhythm, her enthusiasm and joy totally made up for it.
Hoda Kotb Performs Uptown Funk | Lip Sync Battle
Hoda Kotb brings the funk to Michael Strahan with a stellar performance of “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.
Lip Sync Battle did not release the full Michael Strahan performance of “Poison” yet, but I’ve included the clip and will update when it becomes available. All I know is that I had the biggest grin on my face watching Bel Biv DeVoe come out to one of my faves.
Michael Strahan on Lip Sync Battle
Michael Strahan surprises his opponent Hoda Kotb with some special guests while performing “Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe. See the full performance this Thursday at 10/9c on Spike.
And the winner is…
Hoda Kotb on her Lip Sync Win | Lip Sync Battle
Hoda showed up with the funk and brought the house down. What did Hoda think of her win?