MILTON — Members of the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office will be taking their lip-syncing talents to a bigger stage, with the department selected to compete on CBS' “Lip Sync to the Rescue.”
The show, which will air on the network on Sept. 9, is an interactive countdown special where viewers vote for their favorite video of performances featuring first responders performing a lip-syncing routine to hit music, a trend that began with the #LipSyncChallenge.
Viewers can vote now for their favorite lip-sync video now on the "Lip Sync To The Rescue" website. The 10 videos that receive the most votes will be revealed the night of the show, and then voters will decide on a first-place and second-place winner during the show itself.
The winner will be announced live during the broadcast.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office has been selected to appear as a featured agency on the show. The organization was offered the invitation after posting a viral video for the #LipSyncChallenge on its Facebook page last year.
In August of last year, the entire department created a lip-syncing video, dancing included, to Taio Cruz's hit song "Dynamite."
Hundreds of comments and likes poured in from locals after the video was originally posted to social media.
Country star Luke Bryan, whose tour stopped in Saratoga, will also be featured on the episode.
The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office was been selected to remake their music video with professional music video producers. During Bryan's July 11 show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, he brought nine officers on stage with him to perform while a camera crew for CBS filmed.
The #LipSyncChallenge, began as a social media movement that encouraged first responders such as police officers, sheriff deputies, firefighters and EMTs to engage with their local community by posting YouTube lip-syncing videos.
"In our serious line of work, it’s important to take time to have some fun and bond with other deputies,” said Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo. "I’m so happy for all the deputies and staff who’ve been part of this once in a lifetime experience. We’re encouraging everyone to watch and enjoy the night with us."
The winning department will be awarded $100,000, and the runner-up will receive $50,000, to take back to their communities, according to CBS.