ND, Cuse team up in #ACCvsFallon

August, 1, 2014
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Anyone who has watched Jimmy Fallon in the past year or so has seen some of the absurd stunts he has gotten his celebrity guests to take part in. Among the most popular of those is lip sync battling, an art seemingly perfected by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (My editor prefers Emma Stone's performance, so we cannot overlook her rendition of "All I Do is Win" here, either.)

Who knew that a pair of ACC mascots are aspiring lip syncers themselves? The Notre Dame leprechaun and Otto the Orange have taken it upon themselves on Twitter to challenge Fallon and Hashtag the Panda to a lip sync battle during the week leading up to Notre Dame and Syracuse's Sept. 27 clash at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The late-night host has yet to accept the challenge, but both schools are preparing their mascots just in case. Each has enlisted its fan base to vote on two songs the mascots will lip sync when their time comes.

Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" is a fitting frontrunner so far for the leprechaun, who could perhaps enlist the artist's son, Irish walk-on cornerback Jesse Bongiovi, to help with preparations.

DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" has been the most popular hit for Otto, whom we figure must be an expert at lip syncing, considering it is the only known form of singing for an orange.

Maybe the mascot will surprise us if this dream battle comes to fruition. Or perhaps he'll do a heel turn as payback for the leprechaun's insensitive introduction after Notre Dame's ACC entry last season?

The possibilities, it seems, are endless.

 

Matt Fortuna | email

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