Norfolk PD nabs lip sync video contest

By TIM SINIARD
Posted 9/10/19

The Cleveland Police Department’s wildly-popular lip-sync video unfortunately did not make the Top 10 list during CBS’ “Lip Sync to the Rescue” show broadcast Monday night.During the show, …

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Norfolk PD nabs lip sync video contest

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The Cleveland Police Department’s wildly-popular lip-sync video unfortunately did not make the Top 10 list during CBS’ “Lip Sync to the Rescue” show broadcast Monday night.

During the show, the top 10 videos were announced, with viewers able to vote for their favorite video via Twitter.

The Norfolk Police Department won $100,000 for their video featuring officers dancing while lip syncing to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.”

The Seattle Police Department were voted runners-up, winning $50,000  for their video depicting officers lip syncing to McLemore's "Downtown."

The CPD's lip sync video to Camila Cabello's song, "Havana," was a social media sensation when it was entered in a nationwide lip sync "battle" last year.

Hundreds of comments flooded the CPD's Facebook page, with supporters expressing disappointment.

"You guys are the best," wrote one supporter. "Love our police department."

"[The] Cleveland Police Department will always rock “Havana” or anything else in my book!!! wrote another. "Thanks guys and gals for all you do everyday in our city!!!!"

According to the Virginian-Pilot, the police department’s video was chosen out of 1,000 applicants and was one of 30 to make it to the show.

“One hundred thousand dollars. That’s how much money the Norfolk Police Department just bagged,” the Virginian-Pilot’s article bragged. “All it took was a little funk, one flawless film and a majority vote."

Their video has received over 80 million views since it was posted on Facebook last year.

CPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Evie West thanked Cleveland residents for their support.

"We are so grateful for the continuing support our community shows to us," West said. "We were glad to be included as one of the 30 public safety agencies represented on CBS' "Lip Sync to the Rescue," and even though we didn’t make the Top 10, we're winners to those we serve daily. From all of us at the Cleveland Police Department, thank you."



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