New Orleans Saints players Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram channeled their inner rock stars as they participated in the first-ever “Lip Sync Battle” for charity to a packed house aboard Carnival Dream while the ship was docked at the Port of New Orleans.
Carnival is the Official Cruise Line of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans’ largest cruise operator with two year-round ships carrying more than 450,000 passengers annually – the most of any cruise line.
The fun competition mirrored Lip Sync Battle Carnival, an authentic recreation of SpikeTV’s pop culture phenomenon that is currently being rolled out across the fleet. During Lip Sync Battle Carnival contestants face off in a head-to-head competition to create the most unforgettable lip sync performances to popular songs amidst a backdrop of the show’s recognizable marquee.
Ingram had a chance to live out his rock star fantasy performing the 1980s anthem “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake with colourful and iconic costumes and props inspired by the hair bands of that era.
Jordan also brought the house down with his unique interpretation of Usher’s “Yeah!” decked out in a metallic silver jacket with precision choreography from his team of talented backup dancers from the Carnival Dream’s Playlist Productions show.
Although the audience vote was close, in the end it was Jordan who took home the coveted Lip Sync Battle Carnival belt and earned a $10,000 for United Way. Ingram was also a winner, collecting a $5,000 donation to the Mark Ingram Foundation.
To check out a welcome video by “Lip Sync Battle” hosts and more information on the program, visit https://www.carnival.com/lip-sync-battle.
(Photos by Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images for Carnival Cruises)