Epic Lip Sync Battle Breaks Out at Brewers On Deck

Thank you to the 11,763 fans who came out to Brewers On Deck at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee today!

There were so many stages and events going on all day long that it was impossible to cover it all from a social media standpoint–especially considering that we had our hands full at the Social Media Stage.

This year we pulled out all the stops, including Photo Bombs (with Jimmy Nelson and then Martin Maldonado & Taylor Jungmann), a #BrewersPhone takeover with Tyler Thornburg & Gorman Thomas, Twitter Q&A with  Top OF prospect Brett Phillips, a game of Heads Up! with Michael Blazek & Corey Knebel and, last but certainly not least, a much-hyped lip sync battle between Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress.

This outgoing dynamic duo each chose their songs in advance and performed them in front of the audience at our stage this afternoon.

In round 1, JJ led off with “Where Are U Now” by Justin Bieber and Will followed that up with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” 

In round 2, JJ “sang” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations and Will answered with “P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson.

For the tiebreaker round, we chose the song…. The guys each had to do their best version of Adele’s “Hello.” 

The winner was decided on by the cheers of the crowds. Admittedly it was a VERY close competition. JJ’s got mad dance moves and Will’s humor/”singing” really got the audience riled up.

Alas, we had to choose a winner and Will Smith was dubbed the 2016 #BrewersOnDeck Lip Sync Battle Winner.

For his prize, Will went home with a copy of “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits CD and he also won an Adele shirt. However, he had the choice of wearing it for the rest of the day, or making JJ wear it instead.

Here’s what he chose:

Jeffress

Don’t worry folks, we didn’t leave JJ hangin’. He left with the parting gift of a Justin Bieber plush throw.

Will & JJ pose with their prizes post-lip sync battle at Brewers On Deck. [Photo: Scott Paulus/Brewers]

Will & JJ pose with their prizes post-lip sync battle at Brewers On Deck. [Photo: Scott Paulus/Brewers]

For those of you interested in watching a rough previously live streamed version of the full battle, you have until about 2pm CT on Monday to view the Periscope Broadcast here.

Time for me to sign off for tonight, but we’ll have more Brewers On Deck recap coverage, probably all week long. There was just that much great content.

Also: Speaking of content, don’t forget to share yours with us! Be sure to upload your photos from today’s event to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BrewersOnDeck. We’ll select some winners to win a trip down Bernie’s slide, tickets and more!

I don’t know about you, but this event really has me pumped up for baseball season. April 4 can’t come soon enough. 64 days!

Cheers!
Cait

@CMoyer

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