Michael Phelps is many things: the most award Olympian in history, father, coach, cannabis enthusiast and, now, lip sync king of the television world. On a recent All-Star addition of Lip Sync Battle, Phelps took to the stage and completely dominated with his version of “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. The competition was steep, but he was confident in his performance and positive he was headed for another win.
The lip sync battle performance
It’s not easy to lip sync, especially not on television, but Michael Phelps can do just about anything and make it look easy. It’s no surprise he had the whole crowd jumping and singing along when it was his turn on stage during Lip Sync Battle. The familiar interlude of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” came over the speakers and the fans went wild.
To begin the performance, Phelps played out the famous 8 Mile bathroom scene by first staring himself down in a fake bathroom mirror, a perfect depiction of the well-known film. Fans screamed and went wild for pitch-perfect performance.
While Phelps may have performed spectacularly, the competition wasn’t going to just let him have the prize. Fellow Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Olivia Munn performed Sia’s hit song, “Cheap Thrills”, while John Legend took the stage with Stevie Wonder to give their rendition of Outkast’s “Hey Ya”.
Rounding out the competition was funnyman Terry Crews and his hilarious version of Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power”.
In the end, Phelps dominated the competition, like he always does, and took home first place. It should come as no surprise since Phelps in known for his unwavering ability to win at anything he attempts to do.
The entire show was full of hilarious moments and shows the normally stoic athlete as a regular, fun-loving guy, who clearly loves Eminem as much as the rest of us.