Friday, October 27, 2017

Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Premiere 'Lip Sync Battle Shorties Holiday Special' On Friday 8th December 2017

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will premiere a special holiday-themed episode of Lip Sync Battle Shorties on Friday 8th December 2017 at 6pm (AU; NZ time TBA) to celebrate the lead-up to Christmas!


Featuring everyday kids lip syncing to their favourite songs and performing like their favourite artists, Lip Sync Battle Shorties will be full of energy, entertainment and holiday spirit. Hosted by Nick Cannon and his sidekick, the kid-favourite, singing, dancing, social media sensation JoJo Siwa, Lip Sync Battle Shorties will celebrate kids' top artists. JoJo Siwa will provide commentary on each performance, and the episode will also feature the Shorties Dance Crew, a 10-person backup crew that has mastered all styles of dance from break-dancing to ballroom.

The episode will conclude with a special celebrity appearance and a final performance from all the kids!

“On Lip Sync Battle Shorties the kids are in charge, the performances come straight from their imagination. They’re so much cooler than we are!,” said executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson.

Lip Sync Battle Shorties lets three talented real-life kid participants personalize their performances, allowing them to make decisions on all creative elements, from song and costume selection, to choreography and staging.

Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip-sync battling, the original Spike Lip Sync Battle series features celebrities going head to head--lip-syncing the song of their choice--battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in the network’s history. Lip Sync Battle Shorties and the award-winning and Emmy-nominated series, Lip Sync Battle, are executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, James Sunderland, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Rick Schwartz and Eight Million Plus Productions.

Nick Cannon has entertained audiences in film, on television, on record, onstage and online for nearly 20 years. The talented artist continues to dominate all facets of entertainment as a comedian, host, actor, writer, director, executive producer, deejay, philanthropist and children’s book author.

The two-time Emmy®-nominated Lip Sync Battle on Spike TV and Channel 5 is a global multiplatform powerhouse that can be seen in over 140 countries worldwide. The critically-acclaimed series has delivered over one billion cross-platform views since launch, over two million YouTube Channel subscribers, over two million fans on Facebook, and is the most watched original series in Spike history.

JoJo Siwa is a true teen sensation with over 4 million subscribers on YouTube and a hugely popular range of JoJo Bows. After quickly realising she had a love for dance at age two, JoJo Siwa began taking classes in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet and featured in the number one Lifetime show, Dance Moms. Off screen, Siwa connects with her fans in several different ways: through social media, where she currently has over 5.9 million followers on Instagram, 11.4 million followers on Musical.ly, 282,000 Twitter followers and 654 million views on her YouTube channel; through her SIWANATOR club which stands against negativity and bullying; through her varied line of consumer products; and with her single, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed more than 290 million times.

About Nickelodeon Networks

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year globally and 23rd year in Australia, is a globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brand for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes both locally produced and global television programming plus consumer products, digital applications, theme parks, recreation, books and feature films.

Nickelodeon Australia has been named Channel of The Year twice by ASTRA and won numerous industry awards. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels air 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are seen in over 2.3 million households via Foxtel (Channel 701) and Fetch TV (Channel 146). Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is a part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. www.nick.com.au

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Original source: girl.com.au; Additional source: Wikipedia.
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