VIDEO: Belting out the hits in time for Lip Sync tribute to the stars

Mary Cooper and Rosemary Mawson as Donna Summers and Barbra Streisand at Lovat Fields Lip Sync.
Mary Cooper and Rosemary Mawson as Donna Summers and Barbra Streisand at Lovat Fields Lip Sync.

Eat your heart out Tom Jones - you’ve got a rival act in Milton Keynes!

Residents at The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Lovat Fields Retirement Village in Milton Keynes performed their own Lip Sync mime show paying tribute to stars such as Diana Ross and Boy George.

Inspired by the American TV series Lip Sync Battle, residents, volunteers and staff had been rehearsing for their Lip Sync Legends show since March and performed to an audience of around 150 friends and families.

Acts featured a range of hits from several decades and genres, including ‘Enough is Enough’ by Donna Summers and Barbra Streisand, ‘Making Your Mind Up’ by Bucks Fizz, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ by Diana Ross and the Supremes, and ‘Karma Chameleon’ by Boy George and Culture Club.

Lovat Fields resident Arthur Champness, performing as Tom Jones, mimed ‘Delilah’ from his wheelchair. He said: “I like getting involved in all sorts and don’t mind going on stage. It’s good to take part in these sorts of things as they get you out of yourself and involved with other people.”

ExtraCare well-being advisor Margaret Mason, who also took part in the show, said: “It pushes the boundaries and is a great diversion from every day life.”

Arthur Champness as Tom Jones at Lovat Fields. PNL-161010-150433001

Arthur Champness as Tom Jones at Lovat Fields. PNL-161010-150433001

The residents taking part transformed themselves into their chosen star.

The event ended with a high-energy performance from Take That and Lulu, wrapping everything up with ‘Relight My Fire’.

Mary  Cooper as Amy Winehouse  at Lovat Fields Village  with (l-r) Carlton Burr, Tony Winn, John Le Count and Barry Cooper

Mary Cooper as Amy Winehouse at Lovat Fields Village with (l-r) Carlton Burr, Tony Winn, John Le Count and Barry Cooper