Any cruisers out there that are a fan of Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle?”
If so, you’re in for a fun treat from Carnival Cruise Line. The pop culture reality show has been added to the cruise line’s lineup of onboard entertainment in a partnership with Carnival and Spike TV.
Lip Sync Battle Carnival is a recreation of the show where guests will face off head-to-head in a competition to create the best lip sync performances to popular songs. The experience will be enhanced by elaborate costumes, lighting and sound effects, and even backup dancers from the cruise line’s Playlist Production shows.
“Lip Sync Battle has a footprint in over 150 countries worldwide – so now it’s time to hit the oceans as well,” said Dan Yang, executive VP and general manager of consumer products for Viacom Media Networks.
Contestants will be chosen at the beginning of the voyage following rounds of competitions on the Lido Deck to see who has what it takes. Two finalists will be selected, and have the opportunity to fine-tune their performances working with Carnival’s onboard entertainment crew.
Following a custom video by Lip Sync Battle hosts and an introduction from the ship’s cruise director, finalists will showcase their skills, selecting from a list of over 200 songs.
The second round will take lip syncing to a new level with a full-scale production with costumes, sets, and lighting where finalists will recreate scenes from iconic music videos, offering their own interpretation of the popular song. After the performance, the winner will be chosen by audience vote, and receive a special prize unique to the reality show.
Lip Sync Battle Carnival will debut aboard Carnival Vista in December, and be rolled out to select ships next year. To view a welcome video by the TV show’s hosts, visit carnival.com/lip-sync-battle.