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Spike’s Lip Sync Battle has absolutely been crushing it this season, with dance offs and plenty of celebrities dressing up as their favorite pop stars. Recently, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco dressed up as Brit Brit and this week Nashville star Hayden Panettiere decided to dress up as Britney Spears’ rival, Christina Aguilera. Her song of choice? “Lady Marmalade,” of course. You can give it a watch, below.
You gotta give a hand to Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere, here. It’s tough to wear a corset and a wig like that, and her makeup is pretty true to the crazy pink shadow Christina Aguilera wore when she filmed the “Lady Marmalade” video with Lil’ Kim, Maya and Pink back in the early 2000s. Still, if there’s one thing this video proves, it’s that Christina has the ability to make trashy look glam. Hayden Panettiere decidedly does not have that gift. That wig looks a lot more cartoon-y than the actual “Lady Marmalade” performer, but luckily the Nashville star has an even better gift to give Christina Aguilera fans: Christina Aguilera herself.
If you are paying close attention to the video, some of the background performers bring out a “surprise,” if you will, as Hayden Panettiere is shimmying around. Soon, it becomes apparent that it’s Christina Aguilera herself who is making an appearance, similar to how Jennifer Lopez popped up in Anna Kendrick’s Lip Sync Battle stint last year. Aguilera actually really engages with the performance, though, and whatever you think about this battle, the two women are having a lot of fun onstage.
Lip Sync Battle is currently airing its second season on Spike, and there have been plenty of memorable moments, doubtless prompting Spike to renew the series for a third season way ahead of time. Yes, this means we'll be getting new episodes of Lip Sync Battle (doubtless next fall), but for now there are luckily a few more episodes set to air during Season 2 of the hit series. Next week, for instance, Gabriel Iglesias and Randy Couture are going to square off. Other new battles are expected to follow.
Catch new episodes of Lip Sync Battle on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET, only on Spike. In addition, you can check out what the networks still have coming out this winter with our midseason TV premiere schedule.