Melissa McCarthy defeats Jimmy Fallon in epic Lip Sync Battle

By Sarah Walker

There's little doubt that fans of Jimmy Fallon love his Lip Sync Battle series – from the time he was beaten by Ellen DeGeneres to that moment Emma Stone hit a high note. But on Monday night's episode of The Tonight Show it was Melissa McCarthy who brought the house down.

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The Bridesmaids star outperformed Jimmy at every turn. He started the set by gyrating around the stage to Melanie's "Brand New Key," to which she responded with a hilarious hip-hop dance performance timed to DMX's "X Gon' Giv It to Ya."

Melissa McCarthy stole the show singing "Colors of the Wind."

In an attempt to step it up, the 41-year-old host lip-synced to Zayn Malik's sultry tune "Pillowtalk," writhing on the stage's floor with a pillow. While funny, it was no match for the veritable mic drop that the 45-year-old brought next.

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The star performed the Pocahontas soundtrack standard "Colors of the Wind," during which she was blasted with everything from leaves to streamers and stuffed animals and water, even donning goggles to protect her eyes. It was an epic performance that saw the crowd leap to their feet.

Fallon wrapped up the show by calling her "The Boss," an ode to the title of her latest comedy, starring Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage. It was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as well as her husband Ben Falcone.

On working with her love, the Ghosbusters cast member recently told People, "We love writing together and working together, it's just always been easy... He's my favourite person to write with, he's my favourite person to work with."

The duo also co-wrote the side-splitting 2014's hit Tammy.

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