If Tomdaya wasn’t already the internet’s favorite couple, watching them complete Beyoncé’s silent challenge together would have taken their ship to the next level.
“LA Night 3 didn’t come to play. Also, the video was bombarded by the cutest couple,” TikTok poster Toshe Phillips said alongside one Video of Zendaya and Tom Holland dancing in the crowd while singing the lyrics to “Energy”. Vanessa and Natalia Bryant can also be seen performing the hit Beyoncé bop.
“POV: You just want to record the mute challenge and see afterwards who video-bombed you,” Phillips wrote on TikTok.
Wearing a Beyoncé t-shirt, Holland freezes and falls silent when he hears the cue. Zendaya covers her mouth with both hands and together they stay frozen until Beyoncé starts singing again and they both jump up and down wildly and sing.
If you’re unfamiliar with Beyoncé’s “All On Mute” (or “Eerbody On Mute”) Challenge: When Beyoncé plays “Energy,” she sings, “Big wave in the room, the crowd will move / Look around everyone. ” mute.”
And as soon as she sings “mute,” the music stops and Queen Bey and her backup dancers freeze, putting their fingers to their lips. The challenge for tens of thousands of concert-goers is to remain silent for about five seconds before Beyoncé continues with the next line: “Look around, it’s me and my crew / Big energy.”
Over the course of the Renaissance World Tour, each city has expanded seems to be getting better and meet the challenge better. On August 7th, Beyoncé posted this on her website Washington, DC was the winner the challenge. But on August 11th she had made it verbally declared Atlanta the new winner. Beyoncé’s Labor Day weekend shows in Inglewood were part of the tour’s final leg, and the third night in LA served as a celebration of Queen Bey’s 42nd birthday.
Dear White People star Logan Browning also shared one Video on social media from the moment LA took up the challenge, and while Beyoncé didn’t immediately crown Inglewood as the new winner, the audience and its many famous faces are certainly top contenders.
The Times Assistant Editor Ada Tseng contributed to this report.