Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle Coming to Carnival
Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle Coming to Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise News – August 30, 2016
An exclusive partnership between Spike TV and Carnival Cruise Line will soon bring Lip Sync Battle: Carnival to sea. This authentic re-creation of the popular Lip Sync Battle TV show lets contestants compete in lip sync performances to iconic and popular songs. The experience is enhanced by elaborate props and costumes, high-tech lighting and sound effects, back-up dancers from Carnival’s popular Playlist Productions shows, and even an authentic backdrop featuring the Lip Sync Battle signature marquee and DJ booth.
“Lip Sync Battle: Carnival takes the brand’s participatory fun to the next level, providing our guests with a chance to showcase their talents and demonstrate their creativity with their fellow guests cheering them on,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“Lip Sync Battle has a footprint in over 150 countries worldwide — so now it’s time to hit the oceans as well,” remarked Dan Yang, executive vice president and general manager, consumer products, Viacom Media Networks, which manages games, home entertainment, audio, live events, and licensing for a diverse slate of television brands and series.
Contestants will be chosen at the beginning of their cruise following rounds of competitions on the Lido Deck. Two finalists will be selected based on their enthusiasm, originality, and creativity. They will each have an opportunity to fine-tune their performance by working with Carnival’s onboard entertainment experts to map out choreography and select their sets, props, and accessories.
Then, following a custom video by Lip Sync Battle hosts as well as introduction from the ship’s cruise director, finalists will be asked to showcase their lip sync skills, selecting from a list of more than 200 songs. The second round entails a full-scale production with costumes, sets, and lighting, during which the finalists re-create scenes from an iconic music video offering their own interpretation. After the performance, the winner will be selected by an audience vote and will receive a prize unique to the reality show.
Lip Sync Battle: Carnival will debut on the new Carnival Vista in December and will roll out on select ships in 2017.
Photo: Deb Grant, Dan Klempa / Carnival Cruise Line