Early Look: Darren Criss, Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey Appear On “Lip Sync Battle”

It’s Darren Criss vs. Jermaine Dupri on Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle.”

Darren and Mariah on Lip Sync Battle | Credit - Paramount Network

Paramount Network’s “Lip Sync Battle” recently commenced its fifth season.

Said season continues with a special installment this Thursday, January 24. Positioned as a tribute to Mariah Carey, the episode pits the Golden Globe-winning Darren Criss against the Grammy-winning Jermaine Dupri.

Not simply a third-party homage to Carey, the episode also features an appearance by the iconic superstar.

The episode airs at 9PM ET/PT this Thursday, January 24. Ahead of the broadcast, Paramount shared a collection of photos from the taping (credit for all photos: Paramount).

The network also released a video teaser of Criss performing “Heartbreaker.”

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Maren Morris’ “GIRL” Ranks As Country Radio’s Most Added Song

J. Cole Releases Audio For New Song “Middle Child” (Listen Now)