Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton Perform Their Own Version of the Dirty Dancing Lift With Help From Some TV Magic

Actor and singer tried to make the iconic move happen on Monday's show

By Natasha Lubczenko Dec 05, 2017 5:50 PMTags

Chris Pratt and Chris Stapleton are now in the running for best celebrity bromance.

Pratt, who was Monday's guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, called the country music star to the stage for a duet that would be chosen by the "Wheel of Cheesy Duets," a game show-type spinning wheel that featured some of the corniest duets of all time. The choice? "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the film Dirty Dancing.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star began the song with a smolder; Stapleton joining in soon after. The two then sang the chorus in harmony as they held hands and, fully embracing their characters, gazed into each other's eyes. And finally, upon Stapleton's request, they gave the audience just what they were looking for: the epic lift that Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey made famous in the 1987 film.


"One more time. I am Jennifer Grey!" said Stapleton after their first attempt had failed.

A hesitant Pratt made some progress on the second attempt, but still no success—Until the third time, that is, when Pratt "miraculously" managed to get the Grammy-winning star up in the air.

This isn't the first time these two friends have sang together. Earlier in the show, Pratt revealed how he and Stapleton performed a duet at one of the singer-songwriter's Nashville concerts back in October and that it was "really fun."

Thankfully, we got to witness their reunion on national television.

Pratt was the first of the star-studded guest hosts to fill in for Jimmy Kimmel this week while he spends time with his 7-month-old son, Billy, who is recovering from a second successful heart surgery. Other hosts will include Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris and Melissa McCarthy.

To see how Pratt managed to completely lift Stapleton above his head, watch the video above!