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Lip Sync Battle Shorties

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Lukewarm kiddie version of reality series lacks star power.

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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

OK show, but nothing special

This is the kind of show that my kids will watch if it's on but wouldn't seek out to watch on its own. The lip sync battles are pretty underwhelming and feel like they belong on the Disney Channel, not on Nickelodeon.
age 7+

A more kid-friendly version of Lip Sync Battle lacks the spark of the original

This show is okay. I find Jojo Siwa pretty annoying though. I’m also not a fan of the lip sync battles, they just aren’t as interesting as in the original. If your kid is 7-12 years old, however they may enjoy this, but once your child is 12, the original Lip Sync Battle should be okay for them to watch.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

This spin-off lacks the star power and comical edge that its predecessor and namesake boast, leaving it feeling rather mundane and under-produced by comparison. Cannon is predictably at ease onstage and with the tween competitors, and there's some fun in watching the kids envision their performance and bring it to fruition. But as soon as the music starts and the cameras pan out, lip syncing yields to a broader stage act that incorporates lights, costumes, and a dozen or so performers, and the whole production -- billed as a lip sync contest -- feels rather gimmicky.

On the upside, Lip Sync Battle Shorties celebrates self-expression and puts a spotlight on kids who are eager to follow their dreams. Most seem impervious to any kind of stage fright or worries over their performance, focusing instead on the excitement of the opportunity. For young viewers with the performance bug in particular, the show could inspire new ideas or goals in that regard, or more generally a broad sense of the importance of following your dreams.

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