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Posted: April 19, 2017

VIDEO: Ricky Martin channels inner Tom Cruise on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

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Ricky Martin channels Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" on an episode of "Lip Sync Battle." (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Ricky Martin is one of the latest stars to take the stage on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle.”

The show features celebrities miming to popular songs competing in two rounds of elaborate performances.

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Billboard reported that in a promotional clip for an upcoming episode, Martin recreates Tom Cruise’s famous “Risky Business” scene as he mouths to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock n Roll.”

Martin takes direct inspiration from the iconic scene, using a candleholder as a microphone just as Cruise’s character did, and wearing a button down shirt, boxer briefs and socks.

A clip of the performance, which will air on Thursday, can be watched below.


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