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LL Cool J on Lip Sync Battle season 2: His presidential dream guests

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The first season of Lip Sync Battle ended last month, but host LL Cool J is already thinking about season 2 — specifically, his dream guests.

“Oh, it’s so many people,” he tells EW. “But just the idea of George W. Bush versus Bill Clinton? Them on Lip Sync Battle would be bananas. Them out there, chest bumping, going head-to-head?”

LL laughs, and after a beat even suggests a song for each of them to perform: “Maybe ‘I Will Survive’ or something [for Bush],” he says, launching into the chorus in a groovy falsetto. 

The song dissolves into laughter. Then LL latches onto an even bigger plan for Bill Clinton: saxophone synching.

“Bill Clinton can sing Wham! George Michael!”

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Next, LL busts out into melodic version of the famous sax line from “Careless Whisper.”

One song that wasn’t covered on the first season of Lip Sync Battle is LL’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” which celebrated its 25th birthday last month. Future contestants, take note: LL’s stance on knocking people out hasn’t changed over the past two and a half decades.

“I think it’s more appropriate than ever,” LL says, laughing. “It’s all good. Knock ‘em right on out, man. Go to sleep. Go to sleep.”

Did you hear that, George and Bill? Tackle that song, and we won’t call it a comeback.

Lip Sync Battle, which spun off from a popular segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, will return to Spike in 2016 with 20 new episodes.

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