A police department in Virginia just won a national contest for song and dance! (Norfolk Police Department)
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.
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."
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."
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, 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 CBS.com in April, and the Top 10 videos were revealed during the live show.
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