Whether your jam is pop, rock, or rhythm and blues, you now have the opportunity to tap into your inner superstar. Carnival Cruise Line has created a memorable interactive experience that lets its cruise guests put their dancing shoes and lip sync prowess to the test. Originally started in 2016 in partnership with Spike TV (which has since been rebranded as Paramount Network), Lip Sync Battle Carnival is a high-octane, authentic adaptation of the hit reality television show.
The popular Emmy nominated TV show originally a recurring segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, conceptualized in part by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant of “The Office” fame - showcases some of the most recognizable A-list superstars and celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson facing off against each other to popular and iconic tunes in lip sync battles for a chance to be crowned king or queen. With LL Cool J at the helm and Chrissy Teigen as the co-host, the lip sync competition’s premiere boasted the highest viewership in all of the Spike network’s history at the time.
Containing feel-good numbers that never fail to get the audience dancing and singing along, the show was a logical addition to Carnival’s diverse repertoire of on-board entertainment for its yearly audience of over four million cruisers. The theatrical competition truly invokes Carnival’s mantra of “Choose Fun,” and, in that fashion, the adaptation invites every cruiser, whether old or young, there’s a special segment of the show for kids to choose from a myriad of beloved song titles in a lip sync battle supreme while channeling an iconic performer.