JoJo Siwa and Nick Cannon will be hosting Lip Sync Battle Shorties, which will begin in the new year on Friday, January 12th at 7:30 P.M. on Nickelodeon. The series is based on the original Spike Lip Sync Battle, but this one will feature real-life kids doing the lip-syncing. These kids will get to personalized their performance and make all the decisions on their song selection as well as what they wear and how they will dance.
Nickelodeon debuts the ultimate music showdown for kids with Lip Sync Battle Shorties, beginning Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Hosted by multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon, along with show sidekick JoJo Siwa, the series features talented, real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite musical artists. The series will air regularly on Fridays at 7:30p.m. (ET/PT).
Contestants personalize their performances and make decisions on all creative elements, from song and costume selection, to choreography and staging. Each episode features the Shorties Dance Crew, a 10-person, in-house backup crew who has mastered all styles of dance from breakdancing to ballroom. With each episode concluding with a special celebrity appearance and final performance from all the kids, celebrity guest appearances include Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, Fall Out Boy’s multi-platinum rock artist Pete Wentz, Echosmith’s Sydney Sierota, and more.
The cool thing is that each episode will feature the Shorties Dance Crew, which will perform all different styles of dance, a special celebrity, as well as a final performance that will feature all of the children from the episode. So far there have been a few celebrity guest appearances and if the show does well we can expect many more to show.
“We had so much fun making Lip Sync Battle Shorties and can’t wait for everyone to see what these incredibly talented kids came up with. It was really exciting to see these performances come straight from their imaginations onto the screen,” said executive producer Casey Patterson.
Based on how well the original show did on Spike, we can expect kids to embrace this version and take to social media to show their performances. Make sure to get ready for JoJo Siwa and Nick Cannon and Lip Sync Battle Shorties starting on January 12th. It should be great to see Nick interact with JoJo as well as the rest of the contestants.