Battle of the Bands April Fool’s Day Edition!


Welcome to the April Fool’s Edition of Battle of the Bands. I thought I’d have a little fun with this one. (If you’re looking for my A-Z post, scroll down to the next post).

I’m featuring two parodies, both poking fun at Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video. In order to fully appreciate this battle, you will have to see the original video of Miley Cyrus performing her song Wrecking Ball. So take a look at this first:


My battle pits a hilarious parody featuring Megan Elizabeth vs. a very funny lip sync parody done by actress Anne Hathaway.

Here are the contenders:

Contender #1: “Reiki Me” — the Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball parody featuring Megan Elizabeth:



Contender #2: Actress Anne Hathaway lip syncs Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball:  NOTE: GO TO THE 2:20 MARK to see just the Anne Hathaway performance (otherwise you’ll see Emily Blunt lip syncing Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart, which is worth watching but it’s not part of the battle). Sorry, this is the only video that I could find which features Anne Hathaway’s full performance (which can be found at the 2:20 mark):


Which parody do you like better? Please vote and tell us why you chose the way you did.

Then when you’re finished voting here, go visit the other Battle of the Bands participants and check out their cool battles:



38 thoughts on “Battle of the Bands April Fool’s Day Edition!

  1. MICHELE ~
    Miley Cyrus makes me embarrassed to be a human being! The only good thing I can say about her is that she disproves Darwin’s theory of “Survival Of The Fittest”, because obviously if only the fittest survived, Miley wouldn’t have lived long enough to develop those underdeveloped pointy breasts.

    Between the two contestants, I gotta vote for #1. That fruity looking guy dressed like lezbo Miley on the wrecking ball sealed the deal for me! Pretty funny… in a pointy, underdeveloped way.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    ‘Loyal American Underground’


    • OMG, that’s hilarious!!! I never saw that one! I should take the Anne Hathaway one out and put that one in… That would be more perfect for April’s Fools but it’s too late, already have votes in. Bummer. Wish I would’ve known about that one. It’s disturbingly funny 🙂
      Hard to believe that guy is a porn star! Lol

      Thanks for your vote!


  2. Miley Cyrus has a great voice and I actually like that song. Hated her video, though! 😛 I don’t understand why she needed to make such a fool of herself because the talent IS there. This is a fun battle for an April Fool’s Day. 🙂 The guy swinging on the tire in his underwear made me laugh, but not as much as Ann Hathaway whipping off her pants. She gets my vote. Emily Blunt wasn’t bad either.

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    • Emily Blunt was funny too. I liked Anne’s reaction to Emily’s performance.
      I so agree about Miley Cyrus: she is a very talented singer but she’s just made some stupid choices. She is young, after all, so maybe we have to give her a pass for a minute or two. But Taylor Swift has never done anything like this and she’s young (or was) too. That’s one girl that has her shit together, Taylor Swift.

      Thanks for placing your vote for Anne. And thanks for checking out my battle today… 🙂


  3. THIS IS PERFECT!!!! Bwahahahah. I totally vote for “Reiki Me” and I initially thought I’d go for Anne Hathaway’s lip synch (which I loved the first time I saw it, too).

    “Reiki Me”!!!!

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    • Thanks Cherdo! So glad you liked it. I’ve got you down for Reiki Me. I died laughing the first time I saw that video. Glad it maked you laugh too… 🙂


  4. At first I thought you were going to steal my Weird Al Yankovic bit too. LOL
    As they say, great minds think alike.
    Well, back to the AtoZ challenge.
    Oh wait, I almost forgot. Give my vote to Anne Hathaway.
    No real reason today, I’m pressed for time. 😉 😀

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  5. I am not a fan of Miley Cyrus, but I like Megan Elizabeth, and she has a great YouTube channel on vegan food ideas. She is one of the YouTubers that actually convinced me to switch from being semi-vegetarian to vegan.


    • Really?? That’s impressive. She has talent and she’s got it all together too!
      Thanks for stopping by and for voting for Megan Elizabeth…


  6. Hi, Michele!

    I almost missed this post in the A to Z maze. I have a problem with shows like Lip Sync Battle because they use production tricks like those closeup reax shots and sweetening the crowd sounds to influence how the viewer experiences a performance, making it seem soooo much better and funnier than it actually is. In other words, if we could watch Anne’s performance w/o the reaction cutaways and the crowd noise, we would get a more accurate idea of how good or mediocre it is. I wasn’t all that impressed by it. I am voting for contestant #1, Megan Elizabeth, because she did the actual singing, has a pleasing voice, and because she created a conceptual video for her song.

    Thanks, dear friend Michele!

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    • Hey Shady, thanks for weeding through the “maze” to find my BOTB post! I never gave those considerations a thought. It would be interesting to watch without all the “fanfare”…
      Thanks for voting for Megan Elizabeth. Very original indeed…


    • You’re so right: she’s very talented but I’m sure the company she was keeping at the time talked her into doing that Wrecking Ball music video. Do you think she regrets it now?? I wonder…

      I’ve got your vote down for Megan Elizabeth. Thanks for stopping by Cathy…

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    • Great Alana. I have you down for Megan Elizabeth. Thanks for stopping by and voting! What else does your third eye tell you? Does it tell you things for others?? 🙂


  7. You know, at first I was going to give it to Anne Hathaway but then I sat back and was thinking about the clip without the audience and the showing of the others in awe of her and I realized Megan has it down. She actually sings it and came up with great words to parody this song done by the Californian idiot or wherever she came from(Texas??) she gets my vote. Now between the 2 lip synchers I would give it to Emily Blunt who I thought nailed it

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  8. Excellent BATTLE for April Fools Day, or any day for that matter. I have to go with the true parody as opposed to the lip sync, Reiki Me was hillariousl. Good luck with your A to Z. Looks like you’re off to a great start.

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  9. I think I like Miley’s version bo est. Lip sync stuff is so weird. Television is entering into a vast new realm of emptiness if they’re having a lip sync battle show. The second version was weird but the first one was even weirder. I’ll go with the Reiki me or whatever it was.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out


    • “a vast new realm of emptiness” — Lol! Yep…
      Thanks for your vote. I’ll put you down for Megan Elizabeth and Reiki Me…


  10. I was shocked to see Anne Hathaway’s lip sync! For some reason, I guess I have that princess from the early 2000s still in my mind, I was surprised to see her rip her pants off. (Yes, I know she has had some crazy scenes in movies too; I just wasn’t expecting it.) My vote goes to Anne even though the other version was pretty awesome and made me laugh.

    By the way, awesome A-Z choice. The Battle of the Bands looks like a lot of fun. 🙂 I admit this is the first post of yours I’ve read, but will you announce all of the winners at the end of the month? Or when? Looking forward to seeing more in this series! 🙂


      • Thanks for coming by! I’ll put you down for a vote for Anne Hathaway. That was pretty unexpected when she ripped her pants off — it was so fitting for the Miley Cyrus spoof!

        Battle of the Bands is a twice a month feature. It was started by Stephen McCarthy at and FAE at Far Away Series ( There are about 12-15 of us who regularly participate. The battles take place on the 1st and 15th of every month. The battle lasts for 6 days and then on the 7th day, we post the results in a separate blog post. So I’ll be posting the results for my April Fools edition on 4/7.
        If you’d like to join us, email Stephen McCarthy and he’ll get you set up on the master list. We participants usually either provide a list of all the other participants with links to their blogs or we direct people over to Stephen’s site where he has the master list. We love new people so by all means, come play with us!

        If you like the battles, I have some good ones coming up. Just stop by my blog on the 1st and 15th of each month and you’ll be able to link into all the other battles. It’s really fun!

        Thanks so much for your visit! Hope to see you again soon.
        Are you doing the A-Z?? If so, leave me your blog address so I can come visit…


  11. I loved BOTH of these parodies immensely! That chick in the first video? That is what I look like trying to do yoga poses! LOL! And I loved the “twist”!! But, in my very humble opinion, Anne’s Lip Sync performance is the one for which she should have won her Oscar! I about lost it when I watched it on the show for the first time, and it is no less hilarious now. Can I just vote for both of them? No? Well, then give my vote to Anne. She nailed it!

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    • Lol. Me and yoga poses: not a good match! 🙂

      I’m glad you liked both of these videos. They were fun weren’t they? I’ve got you down with a vote for Miss Anne Hathaway…
      Thanks for stopping by to vote. Just in time… 🙂


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