Lip Sync Battle has been on a roll in recent weeks, with various actors and actresses totally crushing at both song and dance moves. For this week’s upcoming episode, Lip Sync Battle signed on former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Tim Tebow to compete and he came out hard. You can watch him perform “Eye of The Tiger” by Survivor, below, because obviously.
This song is invariably played at every sports event ever, so it’s really no surprise that Tim Tebow would give this song a shot. He takes the lip sync battle above and beyond though, when he actually dresses up as Rocky Balboa to perform the famous training monologue. This isn’t unheard of. Channing Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum actually mimicked a movie moment as well when she dressed up as her husband’s Magic Mike character and went to town to Ginuwine’s “Pony.”
Tim Tebow’s all energy, here, jumping rope pretty impressively and even trying out a few dance moves. The only thing that’s missing is that cute moment where Rocky trains in the rain with a dog, but since this isn’t the prop round, I guess we’ll give Tebow the benefit of the doubt that he did everything possible to make this the best possible Rocky moment/ rendition of “Eye of the Tiger” the world has ever seen. Plus, we don’t get to see the whole round in this excellent preview clip, so expect a few surprises to be in store when Lip Sync Battle returns to the schedule on Thursday night. In fact, we’ll at least get pretty close to a shirtless moment.
For now, though, you can compare what Tim Tebow is offering to the original Rocky Balboa training montage, below.
Really, Tim Tebow's lip sync performance is the way to do it. Otherwise, he'd just be mimicking the original Survivor video that has a bunch of dudes wandering around town wearing really, really bad hats.
The success of the series during its second season has led Spike to already give the fun program a renewal order for Season 3. The hugely-watched series still has a few episodes left during Season 2, however, and you can catch new episodes when they air on Spike on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET.