Thursday (June 9) found an epic face-off on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.” Sure, we say that a lot when it comes to this show but this time, we mean it. Ahead of the theatrical premiere of “Star Trek Beyond,” stars Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) took the stage to flex their lip sync skills.
Saldana performed first and brought a fun rendition of the 21 Pilots track, “Stressed Out” to the stage. Showcasing her patty-cake skills and love for Capri Sun, a pigtailed Saldana started of the show strong. But Zachary Quinto faced the challenge head-on and when he dove into George Michael’s “Freedom,” he sought to recreate the music video right down to the most important detail: Cindy Crawford.
Appearing to be naked — was she naked? — in a bathtub, Quinto’s performance was pretty spot-on and left LL Cool J and Saldana stunned. So, what’s a girl to do but to top everything with a performance of TLC’s “No Scrubs?”
Presenting herself as Left Eye — seriously, the resemblance here is very uncanny — Saldana was joined by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas to recreate the music video for the group’s popular track. Sure, Quinto clapped back with a performance of Missy Elliott’s “Get Your Freak On” but it was too late. Saldana won the crowd over with her performances and took home the coveted belt. Take that and prosper, Mr. Spock!
“Lip Sync Battle” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.