*Ellen DeGeneres has taken her penchant for dancing to the next level…and Missy Elliott’s new single plays a role in the comedian’s new digital hustle.
Today (Dec. 4), the talk show host will announce the launch of “Ellen’s Dance Off,” a dance competition in partnership with Chosen, a mobile app launched last March that allows users to engage in performance-based contests headed by former Beats Music, MOG and Gracenote CEO David Hyman, reports Billboard.
The inaugural dance-off will use Missy Elliott’s hot new single “WTF (Where They From)” featuring Pharrell Williams, currently sitting at No. 22 on the Hot 100 chart.
“I’ve been dancing for 13 seasons and it finally dawned on me…”Why am I doing all the work?” DeGeneres said. “So now I’m excited to see what talent is out there. I wanna see kids, teenagers, parents… And if you can explain how to download an app to your grandparents — I’d like to see them dance too.”
Chosen, a free app, will enable users to both upload dance performances and judge others’ dance moves with the competition running through the end of January. The winner of “Ellen’s Dance-Off Missy Edition” will win a trip to Los Angeles and appear on the talk show.
Watch Ellen talk about it (and a kiddie hip-hop dance troupe from Canada demonstrate it) below: