An online musical competition is raising funds and awareness for those living with disabilities through a fun contest. L’Arche is an international organization that creates homes, programs and support networks for people with intellectual disabilities. Now in its second season, the Battle of the Fans lip-sync competition was created by L’Arche to raise funds. Teams from around the world create lip-sync music videos. The ones with the most views, likes and donations move to the next round.
The team lip-synced to Mama Mia by ABBA for round one, and Fame by Irene Cara for round two. The songs are assigned by random draw. Once each branch knows which song they are required to perform, they have 24 hours to shoot a video, and 12 hours to edit.
The Lethbridge branch came in second place in terms of overall votes for round two. However that was not enough to win advancement to the next round. They could still be picked as a wildcard participant in an upcoming round. As of Thursday afternoon, L’Arche Lethbridge surpassed its fundraising goal of $2,500.