Justin Bieber Performs Fergie’s ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ in ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Sneak Peek (Video)

The singer will duel Deion Sanders on Thursday

Justin Bieber shows off his soft side in a sneak peek at Thursday’s “Lip Sync Battle,” in which he will square off against NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.

The singer lip syncs to Fergie‘s “Big Girl’s Don’t Cry” while donning a black ensemble and tan hat on stage. At one point, he even caresses Sanders’ face.

The highly anticipated Justin Bieber vs. Deion Sanders lip sync stand-off will debut on Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Hosted by LL Cool J, Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” is produced by John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson and Rick Schwartz. Beth McCarthy-Miller of “Saturday Night Live” serves as director.

Watch the teaser above.