Puttin' on the Hits Lip Sync Finals Year 4
The lip-sync contest format involves ordinary people from all walks of life competing head to head lip-syncing the words by popular recording artists recreating in spectacular fashion the make-up, the hairstyles, the costumes… every movement and every gesture of their favorite performers. (Just imagine, seeing look-a-like recreations of your favorite artist or group in concert on your stage).
THE HISTORY OF THE LIP SYNC CONTESTS
Lip Sync contests on television are not new. In 1982 Wm. Randy Wood began lip-sync contests as a promotional campaign in a club called "The Underground" in Seattle. It was so successful he expanded the contests in various cities including Houston Texas. There the concept became so popular among club owners Mr. Wood incorporated Lip Sinc International and implemented a licensing and training ("How To" Manual) program so clubs operators could conduct their own local search. This licensing program was unique in that the contests ran for eight consecutive weeks renewable at the same terms and conditions. The club owners had such great financial success they renewed their license several times returning many times their initial upfront investment.
Mr. Wood continued to refine the contest format and further developed the concept as an entertainment form of mass appeal with contestants, sponsors, and the media. “Lip-syncing” as it came to be popularly known, became a national sensation, receiving considerable attention from dozens of local television stations around the country. Lip Sync performers appeared nationally on numerous occasions on such shows as “PM Magazine”, “Solid Gold”, “The Dance Show”, “Entertainment Tonight” and internationally on the television show “Entertainment USA” on the BBC in Europe and on CTV in Canada. Likewise, news accounts and feature articles about the contests appeared in numerous publications around the country.
Lip Sinc International had also negotiated a sponsorship agreement with Coors Light Beer
in several west coast cities calling it the
COORS LIGHT LIP SINC CONTEST
The very best winners from these contests and others around the country
traveled as professionals all over the country, and throughout Mexico as
a caravan of lip sync performers in clubs and concert halls such as
Ocean City Convention Center. By the spring of 1984 Mr. Wood had
licensed over 1500 preliminary contests in over 30 cities, and had
conducted two National Finals.
In April 1984 Mr. Wood joined forces with dick clark productions stepping
into the position of consulting producer for a brand new television series
Puttin' on the Hits based on the lip-sync contest format he had created and
used in clubs nationwide. With the new show airing in September 1984
Mr. Wood immediately converted LSI contests around the country to official
auditions for Puttin' on the Hits providing a continuous flow of eager
contestants for the series. Grand Final winners from club auditions in over fifty cities across America were given a chance in Hollywood to compete for the $25,000 Grand Prize. The series aired from September 1984 to 1988 in 26 countries, and was nominated twice for the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Over thirty years later Jimmy Fallon began celebrity lip sync battle on his late night show that became so popular the concept expanded to a television series on Spike TV in April 2015. Now in their third season, "Celebrity" Lip Sync Battle leads the way, and in their second season ten new “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” episodes for kids airing on Nickelodeon USA. Both shows have sparked the renewed popularity of lip sync contests and fundraisers for charity all over the country. To date The United Way, American Cancer Society, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, and many more have raised considerable funds conducting lip-sync Events.
“It’s very exciting, Lip sync events has once again gained popularity as fundraisers, in schools, college campuses and clubs,” says Wm. Randy Wood, creator of the original show and the driving force behind the national fundraising events. “These events are putting the fun back into fundraising, and we expect many charities across America to raise a lot of money and awareness for their cause".
Wood continues, “We expect these events to grow nationally by allowing winners representing their charity to advance to a national final event”. "Although a national final location has not been determined, we are speaking with several organizations to finalize a location and sponsor”.
To conduct a 1 day or multi-week event click on the Club Fundraiser tab above to review the benefits, or if you need help a Company representative is available to consultant your organization by phone, online or on site. Contact Wm. Randy Wood directly at 858-336-6326 for a full evaluation.
ALSB fundraising events gives ordinary people and supporters who can’t sing the chance to be the Rockstar they always wanted to be™ and possibly be discovered.
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