Melissa McCarthy’s amazing 'Lip Sync Battle' performance totally crushes Jimmy Fallon

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 08, 2018
05:55 A.M.
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Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon faced off in a lip sync battle on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


The Life As We Know It actress impressed everyone with her lip sync rendition of several songs, as shown in a video posted to the show's YouTube channel.

The 47-year-old actress performed DMX's "X Gon' Give It To Ya", and "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney film, Pocahontas.

McCarthy, who was promoting her 2016 film The Boss at the time, received massive applause from the audition. She was crowned the unofficial winner of the lip sync battle with the host comedian.


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The video of their lip sync battle, posted on April 4, 2016, has amassed almost 29 million views on YouTube.

"I was screaming laughing that was hilarious," commented Aredhel Robison.

"This video was too funny when Jimmy started to sing the first song I fell over in my chair," wrote Julie Mathews.

"She honestly got some crazy dance moves," Lou Nobin chimed in.


The lip sync battle is one of more popular segments of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which also features comedy sketches, music parodies, celebrity interviews, and ridiculous games, among others.

McCarthy - who was the world's second highest-paid actress in the world in 2016, according to Forbes - plays a rich and powerful businesswoman in The Boss.

Abandoned by several different families, she developed a bitter personality against the idea of having a family.


As an actress, McCarthy has received several nominations from BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She began appearing in television and films in the 1990s, gaining nationwide recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series, Gilmore Girls, which ran from 2000 to 2007.

She was also known for playing Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? from 2007 to 2009.