Maybe the "Lip Sync Battle" drama bar was just too high after Julianne Hough writhed to "I Just Had Sex" (in front of her brother!) and Stephen Merchant shoved a sock down his leather chaps to get extra "Dirrty." We had high hopes for Salt-N-Pepa's May 21 battle -- and they were OK, but they did not push it far enough. They did not talk about sex, baby. It was relatively bland.



Cheryl "Salt" James started Round 1 with Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone." Sandra "Pepa" Denton countered with Katy Perry's "Firework":

Too tame. Not nearly the crazy we've come to expect.



In Round 2, they both upped their games and brought in back-up dancers. Salt had a good run with "It's Tricky" by RUN-D.M.C. but Pepa won with her very '70s version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." This round was more successful, but still needed more spice.



Next week (May 28) is Queen Latifah vs. Marlon Wayans, so hopefully things get wild again. We're here for the crazy, people!



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