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Justin Bieber channels Fergie in emotional 'Lip Sync Battle' performance

The pop star emotes while mouthing the words to "Big Girls Don't Cry."
/ Source: TODAY

Justin Bieber's first "Lip Sync Battle" performance has a message, and that message is "Big Girls Don't Cry."

Uploaded Monday to YouTube, a teaser for his appearance on the hit Spike series shows the pop star emoting and showing some affection for his competition, football legend Deion Sanders.

"It's time to be a big girl now," Bieber mouths, before scampering to Sanders, holding the athlete's face in his left hand, and delivering the next lyric: "And big girls don't cry."

In response, Sanders stands in apparent protest, but the only thing he seems to be fighting back is a smile.

As teased in a previous trailer for the return of "Lip Sync Battle," Bieber's second mimed performance might be more impressive, as his wide eyes capture the essence of Ozzy Osbourne and the insanity of "Crazy Train."

Bieber and Sanders' "Lip Sync Battle" episode premieres at 10 p.m. Thursday on Spike.

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