In an effort to help ‘Glee’ star Darren Criss take his performance to the next level, Pop icon Mariah Carey literally dropped in for a surprise appearance on the forthcoming episode of ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ sending her fans – affectionately called #Lambs – into a frenzy along the way.
Criss – who lip synced to the diva’s 1999 chart-topping single ‘Heartbreaker‘ – also remade the tune’s Brett Ratner-directed music video live. Just as the audience cheered on his reenactment of the visual’s choreography, Carey descended from the ceiling via a swing decorated in the shape of a butterfly (a symbol she’s been associated with since her 1997 album, ‘Butterfly’).
Tapping longtime producer Jermaine Dupri to assist in the shenanigans, look inside to see your first look:
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The episode airs at 9PM ET/PT this Thursday, January 24.