• Seattle police runners-up in CBS' ‘Lip Sync to the Rescue' competition

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    The Seattle Police Department competed in "Lip Sync to the Rescue," a competition TV show that showcased lip sync videos from first responders around the United States.

    The final two came down to the Norfolk Police Department and Seattle police.

    Norfolk police went home with the $100,000 to bring back to their community, and Seattle police received $50,000.

    Seattle police created a lip-sync video to Macklemore's song "Downtown" in summer 2018 when the #lipsyncchallenge was trending on social media. It was a response to a challenge from officers in Virginia. 

    A Seattle department spokesman said officers were given permission to appear in the video, and that they were not paid for their involvement. See the Seattle police video and behind-the-scenes footage of the filming below.

    The 10 videos featured on the show were selected from more than 1,000. Seattle became one of the 10 after online votes narrowed the competition from 30 videos. Voting for the winner happened Monday night, people were able to vote for SPD by posting #lipsyncseattle on Twitter. The voting coordinated with the East Coast broadcast. 

    The show aired Monday night on KIRO 7. It was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and featured Luke Bryan.

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