Puttin on the Hits

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(ended 1988)

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Puttin on the Hits

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Contestants lip-synched to their favorite songs with elaborate costumes. Contestants were chosen from the National Lip Sync Talent Search held in clubs all across the country.
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  • People who appeared on Puttin on the Hits, are really ordinary people from all walks of life who lip-sync the hit recordings of artists recreating the make-up, hairstyles, & costumes…of their favorite performers.moreless

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    In 1981 Mr. Wood offered "Lip Sync" contests in which ordinary people would compete for prizes and cash awards in contests held in area nightclubs and other host establishments. These early contests, in which amateurs mimicked popular recording artists without actually singing the songs, were staged by Mr. Wood who promoted the productions and developed the contest format and rules.



    In late 1982 Mr. Wood decided that "Lip Sync" contests held more than local interest and began, promoting the concept on a nationwide scale with an ultimate goal of producing the concept for national television. In order to further these efforts, Lip Sinc International, Inc. was incorporated on May 28, 1983. Mr. Wood traveled extensively producing Lip Sync contests, promotional shows, concerts, and fundraisers throughout the United States

    and elsewhere.



    Mr. Wood refined the format and further developed the concept as an entertainment form of mass appeal with contestants, sponsors, and the media. "Lip-syncing" as it came to be popularly known, became a national sensation, appearing with considerable success throughout the country. From early 1981 and thereafter until Puttin' on the Hits first appeared on television in September 1984, this national phenomena received considerable attention from dozens of local television stations around the country including Superstation WGN-TV in Chicago. Lip Sync International's Lip Sync performers appeared nationally on numerous occasions on such shows as "PM Magazine", "The Dance Show", "Entertainment Tonight" and internationally on the television show "Entertainment USA" airing on the BBC in Europe and on CTV in Canada. Likewise, news accounts and feature articles about the contests appeared in numerous publications around the country during this early time period.



    In early 1984 Mr. Wood and his company joined forces with dick clark productions stepping into the position of consulting producer for the series. Mr. Wood immediately began converting his LSI contests in 17 cities to official auditions for Puttin on the Hits. As the series aired Mr. Wood continued licensing dozens more organizations to host official auditions for the series providing a continuous flow of eager contestants for the series. Grand Final winners from these auditions from over fifty cities across America were given a chance in Hollywood to compete for the $25,000 Puttin' on the Hits Grand Prize. The series aired from September 1984 to 1988 in 26 countries, and was nominated twice for the Daytime Emmy Awards. The rest as they say is History.moreless
  • I was a contestant on Puttin On The Hits and I had a wonderful experience.This show boosted my confidence.They supplied me with a tutor as I was 16 years old and the takes would sometimes be 10 hours.It was an unforgettable experience that I'll treasure.moreless

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    Puttin On The Hits was just a fun, great show that allowed everyday people to experience celebrity stardom and to be exposed to other great talents in the making. The creators of this show as well as the judges panel did not discriminate, nor were they judgmental. There was an erray of different types of people ranging in age groups from 13 to 73. It is unbelievable how much talent people really have and what means they would go through to get their talent noticed and Puttin On The Hits was their ticket. This show should definitely come back in a big way.moreless
  • Puttin on the Hits was a “Lip Sync” contest format in which ordinary people competed for cash & prizes in nightclubs across America. The concept was started by Wm. Randy Wood 1981 who promoted the contests and developed the contest format and rules.moreless

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    In 1981 Mr. Wood offered “Lip Sync” contests in which ordinary people would compete for prizes and cash awards in contests held in area nightclubs and other host establishments. These early contests, in which amateurs mimicked popular recording artists without actually singing the songs, were staged by Mr. Wood who promoted the productions and developed the contest format and rules.



    In late 1982 Mr. Wood decided that “Lip Sync” contests held more than local interest and he began, ultimately to promote the concept on a nation wide scale. In order to further these efforts, Lip Sinc International, Inc. was incorporated on May 28, 1983.



    Mr. Wood and new partner Mr. Witsiepe traveled extensively from their offices in Houston, Texas producing Lip Sync contests, promotional shows, concerts, and fundraisers throughout the United States and elsewhere. In connection with these efforts Mr. Wood devoted considerable effort to overcoming skepticism of the owners of the host establishments, sponsors, and the media for the concept, and they developed considerable interest in the concept by both the public and the contest performers.



    Mr. Wood also refined and further developed the concept as an entertainment form of mass appeal with sponsors, extensive advertising in all media, defined formats, rules and regulations, slogans, trademarks, service marks, licensing programs, video production and talent searches.



    The trademarks and service marks adopted and used by Mr. Wood in the production and advertising of Lip Sync contests and shows included, among others, bright red lip symbols, and the trade and service mark “the show that makes you the star you always wanted to be” and variations of same were widely used in the advertising and promotion in all three media of the Lip Sync contests and shows.



    “Lip-syncing” as it came to be popularly known, became a national sensation, appearing with considerable success in nightclubs, universities and other locations throughout the country. In 1981 and thereafter until Puttin’ on the Hits first appeared on television in September 1984, this national phenomena received the attention of dozens of local television stations around the country including super station WGN in Chicago.



    Lip Sync International’s Lip Sync performers appeared nationally on numerous occasions on such shows as “PM Magazine”, “The Dance Show”, “Entertainment Tonight” and internationally on the television show “Entertainment USA” airing on the BBC in Europe and on CTV in Canada. Likewise, news accounts and feature articles about the contests appeared in numerous publications around the country during this early time period. In early 1984 Mr. Wood and his company joined forces with dick clark productions and began converting their numerous contests around the country and licensing dozens more organizations to host official auditions for the series providing a continuous flow of eager contestants for the series. Grand Final winners from these contests and auditions from over fifty cities across America advanced to the next level of competition and were flown to Hollywood to compete for the $25,000 Grand Prize. Look for the "All New Puttin on the Hits" soon. Contact Mr. Wood @ 858 336 6326 for more info.moreless

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