Before they compete for Olympic gold in London, we at EW decided to pit teams from various sports against each other in a lip synching face-off — a lip-off, if you will.
And the competitors are: the U.S. swimmers singing the song that just won’t die, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”; Great Britain’s divers covering LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It”; and the U.S. women’s soccer team jamming to the Miley Cyrus hit “Party in the USA.”
Bronze: U.S. women’s soccer
It was a valiant effort, but the team just didn’t cut it. Their literal interpretation of the song, complete with putting their hands up, nodding their heads “like yeah,” and moving their hips “like yeah” just wasn’t creative enough to beat the competition. While some of the girls were trying a bit too hard (see their gestures of “butterflies flying away”), others weren’t trying at all. Some of them didn’t know the lyrics to the song and were moving their lips in vain.
They also shot almost the entire video in the confines of their hotel. Would it have killed them to step into a bar or club, or at least throw a hotel rager? Aside from some fun in the bathroom, the soccer stars dropped the ball on this one.
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