Watch as he sings along to 'Rocket Man,' sparkly piano and all
This week’s Lip Sync Battle is shaping up to be an epic showdown of… Cowboys & Aliens? Sir Ben Kingsley took the stage to do his very best Elton John as he performed “Rocket Man” in a new clip from Wednesday’s show.
Kingsley looked to be having the time of his life as he lip synced along to the 1972 hit, decked out in an outfit that would make John himself proud: silver armbands covered in jewels, an extra-terrestrial-esque silver suit and helmet in the British flag colors, and a pair of wacky glasses.
Hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen waited in the wings and grooved along, as did Kingsley’s competitor for the night, John Cho. Cho, too, was in full costume as a cowboy, so either he stumbled off the set of Westworld, or Kingsley is up against a rootin’-tootin’ good time.
Watch the video above. The new season of Lip Sync Battle premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Spike.