Watch Stephen Merchant, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jimmy Fallon in a lip sync-off

The performers danced, too

By Prachi Gupta
September 25, 2013 5:26PM (UTC)
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Comedian and writer Stephen Merchant, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jimmy Fallon participated in an entertaining lip-sync battle on "Late Night" Tuesday night, complete with choreographed dance numbers. Fallon stuck to 80s songs, (A-ha's "Take On Me" and The Human League's "Don't You Want Me") while Merchant chose 90s hip-hop jam "Boom! Shake the Room" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Beyoncé's "Single Ladies." Gordon-Levitt first opted for a classic, Elton John's "Tiny Dancer," but surprised everyone with his rendition of Nicki Minaj's "Superbass."


Judging by Roots guitarist Kirk Douglas's reaction, Gordon-Levitt definitely won:


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