Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- Some think their immigrant ancestors were the last that should be allowed in the U.S.
- Michigan Republican Party's tactics remind me of Watergate, because both were unnecessary
Arts & Culture
Wed June 13, 2012
Lansing-based group seeks to overtake Grand Rapids’ lip-syncing world record
Last year, Rob Bliss and his social media marketing group Status Creative organized a 5,000 participant video featuring residents of Grand Rapids “lip-dubbing” to a live version of Don McLean’s “Bye Bye, Miss American Pie.”
Not only did the YouTube video go viral with almost 5 million views, but the enormous ensemble also won the Guinness World Record for largest lip dub event.
This year, the Lansing-based employee-placement firm, The Rock Star Factory, aims to unseat the reigning lip dub champions with a project called LipDub Michigan.
The new video will highlight Michigan’s workforce across the state, said Julie Mann, LipDub Michigan organizer, in an interview with MLive.
“We have so much talent within the state,” Mann said. “It’s a very exciting opportunity for us to have a different platform to … help businesses understand and people understand what the state can offer.”
The project is only in the planning stages now, and they're looking for volunteers to help them organize the event.
Until that video is released, you can check out their stiff competition here:
And you can check out our video of "The making of the Grand Rapids lib dub."
-Elaine Ezekiel, Michigan Radio Newsroom