Norfolk Police wins $100000 for viral lip sync video – WSET

Norfolk Police wins $100000 for viral lip sync video - WSET
Virginia police department wins national lip sync video contest
A Virginia police department's lip-sync rendition of "Uptown Funk" has won a national contest and a $100,000 prize.

A police department in Virginia just won a national contest for song and dance! (Norfolk Police Department)

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Video: Norfolk Police Department celebrates network television win

The Norfolk Police Department's video, which went viral in the summer of 2018, was voted best in America during Monday's "Lip Sync to the Rescue" television show on CBS.

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service perform a lip-synch of the Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way in a video posted to Facebook on Sept. 7, 2018. (Saskatoon Police Service/Facebook)

The network described the special as "an interactive countdown … where viewers vote for their favorite video of performances featuring first responders channeling their inner pop stars and lip-syncing to hit music, a trend that began with the #LipSyncChallenge."

Their video featuring officers lip syncing to the Backstreet Boys hit, ‘I Want It That Way’ was the lone Canadian entry chosen for the Lip Sync to the Rescue special on CBS.

The Norfolk police effort was among 30 videos to be featured on the one-hour broadcast, which was hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Shortly before the show aired, Bruno Mars, who co-wrote the 2014 hit, shared the department's video on Facebook and wrote: "Check out Norfolk Police Department tonight. Y'all got this."

Saskatoon police (SPS) came up just short in their bid to be crowned number one in a U.S.  lip sync competition.

The video was posted in July 2018 in response to a challenge by the Corinth Police Department in Texas. It has garnered more than 1.5 million reactions on Facebook and 250,000 comments.

Norfolk, Virgina police took the title for their rendition of Bruno Mars’  ‘Uptown Funk.’

NORFOLK, Va. (WDBJ7) — The Norfolk Police Departments “Uptown Funk” lip sync video was voted best in the country during Mondays “Lip Sync to the Rescue” special on CBS.

Video: Norfolk PD celebrates win in Lip Sync Battle

The department recorded the lip sync challenge video to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronsons 2014 single “Uptown Funk.”

According to CBS affiliate WTKR, the first round of voting began on in April, and the Top 10 videos were revealed during the live show.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! We could not have done this without your support! This has been such an #AMAZING experience 😃@CBS @LipSyncRescue @CedEntertainer @LukeBryanOnline @BrunoMars @MarkRonson @JUMA_TV @vachiefs @noblenatl @TheIACP @NorfolkVA @WatersideDistVA

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