When we saw a clip of Anne Hathaway performing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” earlier this week, we knew we were in for what could be a strange performance of not-quite-epic proportions. Now, the morning after the second episode of Lip Sync Battle aired, we got to see the entire #emotional, #feel-heavy performance. Starting off the song with what seemed to be interpretive (read: literal) dance moves, the Les Misérables star segued into a highly theatric rendition of the Bangerz hit, complete with a semi-leap. Then, as we saw in the preview, she jumped onto a giant wrecking ball and stole the show.
From Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s meticulously executed rendering of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” to this performance, the Spike show hasn’t disappointed thus far. This season’s roster is set to include Anna Kendrick, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Common, John Legend, Malin Akerman, the show’s creators and producers John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant (Jimmy Fallon, another co-creator/producer, appeared on the first episode), and a cameo by Jennifer Lopez. We’re betting NBC is regretting passing it up.
See the entire performance below at 2:17. If you care to see Emily Blunt execute a balloon-filled performance of Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart,” (it’s pretty good) watch the entire video from the start.