Shakira Crushes Jimmy Fallon in TikTok Challenge

Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie!” On Monday, May 16, Shakira appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The singer and late-night host competed in a hilarious TikTok dance challenge. Although Fallon held his own, Shakira was the clear winner. Later, she spoke about her new song and reality competition series.

Wearing a red top Shakira, who recently beat Jimmy Fallon at a TikTok dance battle, poses at NCBUniversal Upfronts in New York, NY.
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Shakira beats Jimmy Fallon at a TikTok challenge dance battle

Shakira appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her new gig as a judge on the reality competition show Dancing With Myself

Fallon challenged Shakira to a “Watch it Once” TikTok dance battle. Shakira said, “I’ve learned something, never underestimate your enemies, so I know I have to be careful here.”

They were only permitted to watch a TikTok video once and then had to recreate the dance. After Shakira pleaded, the show relented and let them watch the clip again. Fallon attempted the first TikTok dance with modest success.

After Fallon’s attempt, she said, “I’m very impressed by you. It wasn’t bad at all.”

The second video the two were tasked with recreating was choreographed by Shakira. Needless to say, Shakira won the TikTok dance challenge. 

Shakira’s new song ‘Te Felicito’ is out now

Once seated for an interview, Shakira discussed her new single, “Te Felicito.” She emphasized her priorities are on family these days, so she’s very deliberate with what she decides to do. 

“I don’t put out music too often,” Shakira said. “To me, it’s a priority to dedicate time to my kids. But when I do it, I focus.” Shakira then shared that it took three months to develop the music video. 

Shakira’s two sons helped with the concept for the music video. After playing the song for her children, son Sasha said, “Mommy, I imagine you dancing with a robot.” While son Milan shared an idea of green fire. 

 “I think kids are extremely creative, all of them.” When asked if she’d like her children to follow in her footsteps, she responded, “I would like for them to have music in their lives, because music gives them so much, it’s a good companion, you know. In life. It’s a good refuge.”

Shakira’s dancing expertise will be showcased on ‘Dancing With Myself’

This summer, fans can watch Shakira on NBC’s new show, Dancing With Myself. Inspired by viral dance routines like those found on TikTok, contestants will compete for a cash prize.

Shakira joins Nick Jonas and Liza Koshy as judges. Camille Kostek will host. According to NBC, “Shakira, Liza, Nick, and Camille will perform the new dance challenges created specifically for the show, which contestants will have to tackle. They will also enlist the talents of guest celebrities who will submit their own challenges.”

Contestants will have a limited amount of time to learn the dance and perform it live for the judges. Eventually, the studio audience will vote on a winner, receiving a cash prize.

Dancing With Myself premieres on Tuesday, May 31, at 10 PM ET/PT.

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