Melissa McCarthy Slays Lip Sync Battle With ‘Colors of the Wind’
Viral| | By Margo Gothelf
It’s official: Melissa McCarthy has won the gold medal in Lip Sync Battles.
While promoting her new film, The Boss, McCarthy joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Monday night for a two-round Lip Sync Battle.
“I gotta be honest, I’m a little nervous,” admitted Fallon while interviewing McCarthy.
“I don’t get nervous a lot,” she shot back. “I am pretty freaked out about crushing you.”
With the shots fired, Fallon took the stage and started with the classic song, “Brand New Key,” by folk singer Melanie. The late night host went all out doing his best roller-skating imitation around the stage. McCarthy quickly upped the competition performing DMX’s 2003 hit, “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.”
For the second round, Fallon went even further for the literal interpretation and performed “Pillowtalk” by Zayn Malik, with an actual pillow included of course. While Fallon walked off the stage all smug, nothing could prepare him for what McCarthy was going to do next.
McCarthy stepped up to the plate with clear goggles, a wind machine, and a nature-themed backdrop and belted Pocahontas’ “Colors of the Wind.” As McCarthy did her thing, leaves were thrown in her direction, water sprayed at her, and many stuffed animals joined in for the full-force performance. For the final note, McCarthy blasted the stage with confetti and a ton of glitter.
McCarthy clearly took the win on this one. Check out the clip below (“Colors of the Wind” begins at the 6:00 mark).