City dances to a positive beat in music video parody for Flint - WNEM TV 5

City dances to a positive beat in music video parody for Flint

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A music video parody is putting Flint back in the national spotlight, but this time for a positive reason.

Parodies of Justin Timberlake's 'Can't Stop the Feeling' music video are sweeping the internet.

People all over the country are showcasing their places of work, schools and hometowns while dancing to the beat.

Some of the city's most recognizable faces are showing off their moves in a parody for Flint.

A small idea to make a music video parody of Justin Timberlake's song showcased Flint's resilience and grew into a project far bigger than its creators, Mike McDonald and Stephanie K from CK 105.5, could have imagined.

"We needed something uplifting for the city and this was perfect," K said.

An upbeat rhythm flowed through the city dealing with the Flint water crisis. It brought residents and its officials together throughout the course of several days.

"When Stephanie called me and said they needed a JT for a positive music video about Flint I didn't hesitate but I knew I had to bring my A-game," said WNEM-TV5 News Anchor David Custer.

Residents from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Congressman Dan Kildee, water crisis advocate Dr. Mona Hannah-Attisha, Flint Firebirds, Mary Ann Tremaine, Lil Miss Flint Mari Copeny to Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, all participated in the video.

"Flint has so many positive things and we are going to capture them in this video," McDonald said.

A professional camera crew from Mr. Red Productions went all over Flint to capture the city's movers and literal shakers.

Firefighters, business owners, and high school students crammed into a small room at Atwood Stadium on a 90 degree day to learn choreography for a dance scene on the field.

"That was a little cumbersome, a little off kilter, but we finally got it," K said.

The music video has received thousands of views and the show hosts hope Justin Timberlake will see the video and bring more positive attention to Flint.

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