Anthony Mackie's performance of MC Hammer's "2 Legit 2 Quit" was energetic and undeniably fun, and on any other night he likely would've won "Lip Sync Battle." However, the "Captain America: Winter Soldier" actor made the mistake of going up against his "Night Before" co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an established lip-sync master.
For the Spike show's holiday special, Gordon-Levitt didn't merely perform "Rhythm Nation," he became Janet Jackson, breaking out the hair and makeup, and the moves, and absolutely destroyed Mackie. Not that Mackie seemed to mind in the least.
After that "Rhythm Nation" number, Spike might as well cancel "Lip Sync Battle," because nobody will want to follow Joseph-Gordon Levitt.