Women in Music 2016

'Lip Sync Battle' Sneak Peek: Watch Sir Ben Kingsley Perform Elton John's 'Rocket Man'

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Sir Ben Kingsley performs "Rocketman" on Lip Sync Battle.

This Wednesday (Oct. 12) marks the premiere of the new season of Spike TV’s hit show Lip Sync Battle. This means you’re in for another twenty episodes of watching stars fight it out for lip syncing supremacy on the songs they were born to (almost) sing. 

The first episode of the show’s third season (following an hour-long live special on Sept. 11) features Sir Ben Kingsley and John Cho squaring off. Below, you can watch a preview of the venerable English actor covering an iconic song from another knighted Brit -- Sir Elton John. Of course, Kingsley is dressed up in complete “Rocket Man” garb, with a sparkling piano and backing performers to match.

We’re not sure what Cho has in store, but the Star Trek Beyond star does appear in the clip alongside co-host LL Cool J dressed as a cowboy. Hmm… 

The Kingsley-Cho episode of Lip Sync Battle airs Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Spike TV.