Naperville Jaycees First Lip Sync Battle

 

The Naperville Jaycees may be known for hosting the last fling, but they host other events all year round, like their recent Lip Sync Battle; the first ever for the organization.

Eight contestants went head to head, lip-syncing to popular songs and putting on a show for the audience.

“The Jaycees are always trying to do something a little fresh, a little new. There is a show on Spike right now known as ‘Lip Sync Battle.’ It’s celebrities going up against one another with crazy props and huge scene changes and other celebrity cameos. This is a little scaled down version of that,” said Karen Coleman, a Lip Sync Battle Chairperson.

It may have been scaled down, but it was still a competition. Contestants were paired up and after they gave their performances, the audience determined the winner of the round: whoever got the most applause and cheers won.

Not wanting to disappoint, participants came prepared.

“There’s a lot of practice they’ve been doing. I know in particular one person didn’t work so she could literally practice from the moment she woke up to the moment she arrived here.”

There were also prize raffles and a reception for the audience to mingle with contestants after the show.

All of the funds raised from the event went to the Naperville Jaycees, who raise and donate over $150,000 a year to local organizations.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.

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