After considerable research on the most recent trending performances of lip syncing, it appears that if you can have something played loud enough and move your lips, the standard has been set so low, that you automatically become a hit (no matter what)?!?
Talent is NOT an entitlement!
Competition
could be considered an entitlement,
but the result of that competition requires planning, preperation, practice and more practice!

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Please allow me to briefly define several concepts for this presentation.
The first thing I'd like to address, is the difference between Karaoke and Lip Syncing.

Karaoke is best performed with, at least, a decent singing voice. You'll use an open microphone to sing the words of your chosen song, while a pre-recorded version of the instrumentation is played in the background. This is usually (at the very least) somewhat entertaining for the performer and (possibly) the immediate family and ONLY best friends of the performer.

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If you listened to any of the proceeding karaoke performance, then surely you'll realize why I've decided to persue Lip-Syncing, and please don't call me Shirley.


There are only two types of people who enjoy lip-syncing:
(1)
Folks who enjoy listening to the original songs and
(2)
Folks who enjoy participating
There's plenty of entertainment
available for both types!!!
1. Choose a classic song (from out of the past)
as opposed to one that
hasn't been recorded yet?
2. Memorize and learn all the words and sounds to the song
  a. learn all the pauses, stops and starts in the song
  b. if it's a dance routine, learn to mimic the steps
    (usually there's only 3 or 4 routine maneuvers)
  c. some songs tell a story, so you can lip-sync the words
    and act out the story with your own routine
  d. some songs are performed by a group and your routine
    might just be mimicking the group doing the song
  e. the sky's the limit, imagine your biggest limitation
    being your imagination

    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is some girl who decided to do a lip-sync of Brenda Lee's "Sweet Nothin's" from 1959. She memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song) and she added some in-place steps and gesturers and just in general treated the song as if it were her own.

    I'm not saying it was easy, but I'd be fairly confident in saying that the hardest part of performing the whole routine (which was her own) was the practice she must have done to get all the stops, starts and gestures in the exact right places, to say nothing of her full grasp of the lyrics.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.
    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is 3 folks who decided to do an established dance routine, which Michael Jackson popularized in 1983. There's no real Lip-Syncing here, but it's the surprise of seeing three somewhat elderly folks performing a dance routine that the "King of Pop" made popular with the song Billie Jean.



    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is some gal who decided to do a lip-sync of Patsy Cline's "She's Got You" from 1962. She memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song) and she added a very cool routine that just followed the words in the song and added some gesturers which made the whole thing come together in a perfectly formed flow.

    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.


    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is some gal who decided to do a lip-sync of Jeanie C. Riley's "HarperValley PTA" from 1968. She memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song) and she just sang to the audience, threw in a couple gesturers in and just in general treated the song as if it were her own.




    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is 3 gals who decided to do a lip-sync of The Angels' and "My Boyfriend's Back" from 1963. They memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song) and they added some in-place steps and gesturers and just in general treated the song as if it were their own.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.

    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is a guy and his dad doing a lip-sync of The Sahngri-las' and "Leader Of The Pack" from 1965. He memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song for the back-up singer[s]) and he added some in-place steps and gesturers and just in general treated the song as if it was his own (with NO lead singer?) and to make matters worse, there's a false start at the beginning..








    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video appears to be 3 gals, but I think it's actually 3 guys doing a lip-sync of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" from 1967. They seemed to have memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song [ for the most part] ) and have even added some in-place steps and gesturers and just in general treated the song as if it were their own. Additionally it seems to take a couple of additional seconds to get started.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.

    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is some girl who decided to do a lip-sync of Roger Miller's "King Of The Road" from 1965. She memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song) and she even added some in-place steps and gesturers and just told the story and in general treated the song as if it were her own.




    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is a retirement community who decided collectively to do a lip-sync of "Summer Nights" from the movie "Grease" from 1978. Now, granted, this took some time ,cooperation and coordination, but by and large, I think they did an excellent job. It was probably shot in segments, so I guess they didn't have to learn everything about the whole song before they could start recording parts of the song, but they did a great job of memorizing and learning all the sounds (including stops and starts of each part of the song) and they added some in-place steps and gesturers and just in general treated the song as if it were their own.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.


    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is from "The Cosby Show" where the Cosby family did a lip-sync of Ray Charles singing "(Night Time Is) The Right Time" from 1958. This is very professional, appearing on the Cosby Show in 1985. An excellent rendation of how to create and perform a lip-sync routine.




    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is a group effort, demonstrating the potential thrill of victory or agony of defeat when participating in an activity like "The Limbo Rock", popularized by Chubby Checker in 1962.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.


    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is a guy who decided to do a lip-sync of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" from 1969. He memorized and learned all the sounds (including stops and starts of the song); this is just a partial routine, but it's just another possibility.




    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is 5 guys who decided to do a lip-sync of Blue Swede doing a parady of BJ Thomas' song, "Hooked On A Feeling" from 1968. The Blue Swede song "Hooked On A Feeling" is from 1974. This is more of a Lip-Sync - Dance Routine combination, which is just another version of what is available for doing a Lip-Sync video.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.


    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is 3 gals who decided to do a lip-sync and dance routine to "FunkyTown" by Lipps Inc from 1980. This is more of a Lip-Sync - Dance Routine combination, which is just another version of what is available for doing a Lip-Sync video.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.


    Below you will find a routine, I found on YouTube. The video is 1 guy who decided to do a dance routine to "YMCA" by The Village People from 1978. This is more of a Dance Routine, which is just another version of what is available for doing a Lip-Sync video.


    Now, remember, the video(s) you're watching on this page are just examples. Imagine the possibilities. Now, that's not to say that you can't do a routine like the one(s) on this page, but the example(s) on this page are just meant to entice your imagination.
Imagine the possibilities!?!