Nicole Scherzinger performs epic tribute to Shania Twain

By Meaghan Wray

On top of being one of the biggest Canadian icons in music, Shania Twain’s tunes make for some of the best sing-along karaoke anthems! In an upcoming episode of “Lip Sync Battle” (set to air June 21), Nicole Scherzingertakes on the singer’s hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” – and it’s epic.

The entire episode is dedicated to the 52-year-old’s incredible career of hits, which is bound to make for an exciting hour of series’ fourth season. In the teaser, the American singer and TV personality can be seen mouthing the words to the upbeat song, decked out in Western gear and backed by some cowboys and cowgirls. Throughout her performance, the 39-year-old digs in the dirt with a shovel and dances, adding to the Southern feel of the classic tune.

Towards the end of the clip, it’s revealed that Shania herself will be one of the guests on the show! How’s thatfor pressure? After Nicole’s performance, the GRAMMY winner exclaims, “You really owned it.” The former Pussycat Doll is a huge fan of the singer and mother of one, and thanks her Southern upbringing for killing the country performance. “Who doesn’t love Shania Twain? I grew up in Kentucky. I just love her,” Nicole gushed.

The star, who voiced Moana’s mom in the Pixar animated film Moana, is definitely not the only celebrity who has a big crush on Shania. Nicole will be up against Julianne Hough’s little brother, Derek Hough, a professional dancer who’s also an admirer. “Publicly, I have a massive crush on Shania Twain. I have for years – since I was a kid,” he said. Join the club, Derek! We can’t wait to find out which Shania song he will choose, but we’re definitely hoping for some leopard-print attire.

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