Willie Geist channels Dolly Parton in amazing ‘Lip Sync Battle’ clip

Move over, Dolly Parton!

Willie Geist proved that there’s another diva in town, channeling the country legend by belting out a spirited rendition of her 1980 hit “9 to 5” on the latest episode of Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle,” which airs Thursday night.

During the show, the TODAY anchor also showed his softer side, switching up musical genres and paying tribute to “Lip Sync Battle” host LL Cool J with a performance of his 1987 slow jam “I Need Love.”

Geist faces off with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, who seems to be a formidable opponent from footage that features him rocking out to Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend.”

Willie Geist on Lip Sync Battle
Willie Geist on “LIp Sync Battle”Scott Gries / Spike TV/Viacom

Other recent contestants on the popular series include Justin Bieber and football star Deion Sanders.

Willie isn’t the first TODAY anchor to compete on the show. In April, Hoda Hotb performed Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 booty anthem “Baby Got Back,” defeating Michael Strahan, who took on Bell Biv DeVoe’s 1990 hit “Poison.”

Willie Geist on Lip Sync Battle
Scott Gries / Spike TV/Viacom

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Watch the clip above to see Willie in action!

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