First responder #LipSyncChallenge comes to television

CBS announced a new one-hour special competition, “Lip Sync to the Rescue,” which will pit first responders against each other in a lip sync battle showdown

By News Staff

LOS ANGELES — A new lip sync battle competition featuring first responders will air on CBS later this year, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

Following up on the success of last year’s viral #LipSyncChallenge sensation, “Lip Sync to the Rescue” will give first responders another chance to perform their favorite songs and show off their dancing skills.

“Lip Sync to the Rescue” will air the top 10 user-submitted videos based on online voting during a one-hour special later this year filmed in front of an audience of first responders. The top two videos will then go head-to-head with a live vote during the broadcast, with one organization crowned the winner.

“When CBS first approached us with the idea for a special, we had no idea how deep the vault was of Lip Sync Challenge videos,” Robert Horowitz, president of Juma Entertainment, said in a press release. “Soon, we uncovered video after video, quickly realizing this phenomenon spread to first responder departments in all 50 states. What made me believe we had a hit on our hands was the incredible performances and production value each video seemed to have.”

First responders wishing to submit a video should email their submission to by Friday, April 12.



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