"Lip Sync Battle Shorties" Is Our New Favorite Thing and You Can Watch It Right Now
Y’all know how much we love a good episode of “Lip Sync Battle,” the weirdest, wonderfulest, and frequently danciest show on television. What could make it even more delightful? Um, how about a version featuring adorable littles, including a whole mess of our favorite tiny dancers?
That dream is real: “Lip Sync Battle Shorties,” a one-time (but hopefully that’s a secret lie?) special, premiered on Nickelodeon last night. It was the Honey I Shrunk the Syncers version of the grown-up original, featuring baby ballers Kyndall Harris, Phoenix Lil’ Mini, Merrick Hanna and Artyon Celestine as contestants. There was also a Lip Sync Battle Shorty Dance Crew, a roundup of basically every other sub-five-footer we’re obsessed with right now (Kaycee Rice! Tahani Anderson! Aidan Prince! Jake Monreal!). And all the choreo was by Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (who were introduced as “Dance Gods”—ACCURATE).
We don’t want to spoil the rest of the show for you, because you can watch the whole darn thing on the Nickelodeon website right now. Or, if you’re short on time but still need a bit more adorableness in your life, just watch this clip of all four contestants plus the Dance Crew performing “ABC” by the Jackson 5, because it is perfect: