Jimmy Fallon and Emma Stone face off in a lip-synch battle

Karaoke never looked so intense.


Kate Knibbs


Published Apr 29, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:53 am CDT

“Emma, you’re new here, so I’ll go first.” Jimmy Fallon gave Emma Stone a chance to watch and learn as the two faced off in the most recent Lip Sync Battle, a recurring Tonight Show segment.

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He didn’t need to go easy on her.

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By the end of the segment, Fallon praised Stone’s performance as the best lip-synch he’d ever seen.

Stone proved herself a formidable match, countering Fallon’s rendition of Iggy Azaelea’s “Fancy” with an oddball lip sync to Blues Travelers’ “Hook.” Fallon came back swinging with an energetic performance of Styx’s karaoke mainstay “Mr. Roboto,” but Stone kept the energy high with a bombastic performance of DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.”

Lip-synching performances generally give me flashbacks to interminable grade school talent show assemblies, but Fallon’s recurring segment is turning into one of the more consistently delightful things on TV. 

H/T Uproxx | Screenshot via YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 29, 2014, 9:26 am CDT