Beyoncé and Channing Tatum will duel on Lip Sync Battle: The Ali vs Frazier of karaoke looms.

Beyoncé and Channing Tatum Will Duel on Lip Sync Battle, Split America Apart

Beyoncé and Channing Tatum Will Duel on Lip Sync Battle, Split America Apart

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Oct. 26 2015 10:21 PM

Beyoncé and Channing Tatum Will Duel on Lip Sync Battle, Split America Apart

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Beyoncé will descend from the heavens to appear in the second season of Spike's Lip Sync Battle.

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What happens when an unstoppable musical force meets an immovable sex object? America will find out next year, when, as EW reports, Beyoncé duels none other than Channing Tatum in the second season of Lip Sync Battle.

At first glance, the victor seems obvious: Beyoncé, virtuoso singer and world’s biggest pop star, will surely triumph. Then again, this is fake singing, a contest more about performance than pipes, and who busts a better move than Tatum?

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Answer: Beyoncé.

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But also: Channing.

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The best scenario here is that no one gets hurt, the pair become BFFs, and we’re blessed with a Yoncé appearance in Magic Mike XXXL and a Channing cameo in Queen Bey’s next music video. But odds are the bout will be neither civil nor collaborative. Get the popcorn ready; this is our Ali vs. Frazier.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter