Your Chance to Bring the SOUL, R&B & FUNK!

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You could walk away from Kickoff with a glorious trophy and massive bragging rights — if you participate in the Lip Sync Contest!

But first, you've got to read the rules, assemble your team, and be one of the first ten teams to submit your form. We've already had teams scratching at our door, wanting to join in the fun so don't delay — this is a first come first served signup sheet.

Lip Sync Battle Rules

  • The competition is open to 10 teams — I say again, TEN teams. These slots fill fast, so don't wait! 
  • Teams can range in size from 1 to 10 people. All team member names must be included on the registration form. Only individuals listed on the registration form can perform.
  • Teams may use props; these props must be included on the registration form to be approved by the UWABC Committee. Props not included on the registration form cannot be used in the performance. Fog machines, bubble machines, fire, water, and glitter are prohibited (this is a facility rule — you know United Way loves some bubbles, fog and glitter).
  • A link to your music in an MP3 format must be submitted with registration form. Songs must be Motown (any decade) and must be the clean version; no explicit versions will be accepted.
  • The maximum time limit is three minutes per performance. After three minutes, the music will fade out.

The competition will be judged in these categories:

  1. Actual Lip Syncing Abilities: How well the performer(s) lip-sync the lyrics of the song.
  2. Creativity: How FUN can you make the performance? Don’t just act out what you've seen before, add your own glam.
  3. Stage Presence & Choreography: WE WANT TO SEE YOU AT YOUR BEST! Engage the audience, dance, smile, and make eye contact with the judges…have fun!

Each category will be worth 10 points each. In case of a tie, the act with the highest lip sync score will win. The judges’ decisions are final.

Looking for some Motown Inspiration?

Check out the Motown Museum website for ideas and great songs you're sure to remember and love.



Remember, your song must be a Motown song (from any generation). Please share your link to an MP3 file format of your song.
Number each team member (1-10 max) and include the team captain's name.
One of the greatest things about the lip-sync battle is the competition. We want you to BRING IT! This includes a little trash talking (clean of course). Give us your best trash talking phrases and we'll make sure the other teams see them. For example: Soul? The only soul you got is on the bottom of your shoe! Let the other teams know you're coming with everything you got!
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