It’s probably safe to say that Lupita Nyong’o is quite the fan of Enrique Iglesias. For her performance on the Spike TV show Lip Sync Battle, the Oscar-winning actress chose “Bailando,” one of Iglesias’s biggest collaborations in Spanish, with Gente de Zona. During the lip-sync challenge, Nyong’o also showed off some of her dance moves and her hip-shaking ability — after all, the song’s title literally translates to “dancing.”
That Nyong’o is fluent in Spanish shouldn’t come as a surprise either. Though she’s of Kenyan descent, Nyong’o was born in Mexico, identifies as Kenyan-Mexican, and has often answered press questions in Spanish. Nyong’o’s song choice was also about as popular a Latin hit as one could pick. The song was pretty much everywhere on Spanish-language airwaves in 2014, when it was released, and the music video has 1.6 billion views on YouTube. So, suffice it to say that Nyong’o isn’t the only one who’s been spending time singing and dancing along to the song.
Watch a preview of her lip sync below: