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Tom Holland's Iconic 'Lip Sync Battle' Performance Could Have Been Very Different

Tom Holland's Iconic 'Lip Sync Battle' Performance Could Have Been Very Different

It has been four years since Tom Holland graced the stage of Lip Sync Battle and delivered an iconic performance of Rihanna‘s song “Umbrella.” His performance could have ended up being very different though!

Insider just did “An oral history of Tom Holland’s sensational ‘Lip Sync Battle’ performance” article and revealed some secrets that we’ve never heard before.

The show’s executive producer Casey Patterson revealed there was actually a back-up song prepared in case Rihanna‘s team didn’t approve of the performance.

“We would clear song by song and have to go to each artist. We’d say we have Tom Holland coming on the show, and Rihanna would need to bless it. It’s never a given,” she said.

Costume designer Jeanie Cheek said, “We actually created two different sets of costumes for him and all of the dancers. Just in case “Umbrella” didn’t go through, we had a backup performance.”

Click inside to find out the back-up song, which would have been amazing…

Tom‘s back-up song was Britney Spears‘ “Oops I Did It Again” and he would’ve worn the red latex jumpsuit that she wore in the music video. There were event talks of having Britney make a cameo in costume as an astronaut!

Choreographer Danielle Flora said, “I don’t remember [the backup Britney song] at all. I’m sure I choreographed it. And I’m sure that it was traumatic for me at the moment, choreographing two numbers and not knowing which one. I think we always wanted it to be ‘Umbrella.’”

Tom had some exciting news announced last month.

You can watch the full performance below!

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