'Lip Sync Battle' Recap: Derek & Julianne Hough's Very Public Sibling Rivalry Gets Silly

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Julianne Hough performs on Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle against her brother, Derek Hough.

Sibling rivalry never looked so good as when the house of Hough took over this week's Lip Sync Battle.

Both Derek and his little sister (and fellow pro dancer) Julianne went into this week's episode (May 14) to see which sibling would rule in the karaoke ring after years of competing on the dance floor. 

Round 1

Derek "fake rapped his way into America's hearts" (host LL Cool J's words, not ours) with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us." Actually, it was more like pelvic thrusted his way into the audience's hearts. With the focus of a seasoned competitor, Derek showed off his smooth moves and never broke character as he performed the duo's track.

Then there was Julianne, who put her own spin on Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and the song never looked so sexy as when the dancer (and her bass) shimmied across the stage. As if that wasn't enough, she also made sure to bring out Meghan Trainor herself during the performance, which left her brother (rightfully) pretty dumbfounced on the sidelines.

"I couldn't keep up. She's amazing. She's perfect," Meghan shared.

Derek's opinion? "Wildly inappropriate and I just call disqualification," Derek said.

Round 2

Derek flaunted his confidence backstage when he shared that "[I] don't even know the words to these songs, but it doesn't even matter because that's how good I am."

So anything was possible when he hit the stage again, this time to tackle Sia's "Chandelier." In a platinum blonde wig, Derek was more Maddie Ziegler than Sia herself during the dance-heavy twist of Sia's signature tune. And if you ask us, it looked like he knew the words pretty well.

Win or lose, Julianne loved it. "Even if I don't win, he's never going to live this down," she said. "That was the greatest thing I've ever seen."

But no one had seen anything yet because Julianne had some raunchy magic up her sleeve. "Performing and actually singing is way less terrifying than lip syncing in front of these people," she said, adding that this win is the "most important thing in history... He's so going down, motherf---er."

In front of the crowd-- and a stunned Derek-- she sexed up The Lonely Island's sex anthem "I Just Had Sex." Her performance didn't miss a detail, from the grinding to the muscle-y back-up dancers. Oh, yeah, she also crawled across the stage. (Derek might need some therapy after watching his sister do what she did.)

"I think I pretty much nailed it," she said, quite confidently.

 Chrissy Teigen's take? "We can never go back to Utah, kid," she joked (referencing the Hough's Mormon roots).

And the winner is...

Of course only one Hough can go home to their parents this week's winner. And that Hough is... Julianne! "I'm gonna wear this with my jeans," she said of her victory belt. Meanwhile, Derek looked like he was still trying to recover from the events that had unfolded before him.


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