Six hosts and hostesses were selected for this year’s Sing Song.
This year, 38 students tried out for the coveted five to seven spots.
Tryouts were Oct. 7 and 8 in Cullen auditorium.
Tom Craig, director of student activities, is one of multiple judges for the auditions.
“We look for a variety of characteristics in Sing Song hosts and hostesses,” Craig said. “First, they have to be top-notch singers. Second, they have to blend well vocally with others. Third, they have to have good stage presences.”
The first round of auditions took four hours on Monday night, with the second round on Tuesday night. Those who made it through the second round were notified by the office of student activities at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The basic criteria potential hosts and hostesses needed were a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average, full-time student status and good standing with the university. Students signed up in the office of student activities.
Chelsea Emberlin, junior vocal major from Forney, was one of the three girls selected for hostess.
“Ever since I learned what Sing Song was when my sister participated in it years ago, I knew I wanted to be a hostess,” Ellison said. “I remember leaning over to my mom when I was about 11, in the middle of Sing Song, and saying ‘Mom, I’m going to be a hostess one day. I am so honored to have been chosen because there were so many amazingly talented people at the auditions. I am so looking forward to the amazing journey I am about to embark on with my fellow hosts and hostesses, the sing song co-chairs, and all of the coaches, directors and choreographers who make Sing Song possible.”
Trey Wrape, senior youth and ministry major from Rowlett, is one of the three men selected for host.
“I was completely stoked,” Wrape said. “This is something I’ve been hoping for since I set foot on campus, and now it’s finally happening.”
The students selected are:
Chris Balsly- senior management major from North Richland Hills
Chelsea Emberlin- junior vocal major from Forney
Rodney Johnson- junior management major from Odessa
Caroline Nikolaus- senior psychology major from O’Fallon, IL
Emily Dixon- senior family studies major from Dallas
Trey Wrape- senior youth and family ministry major from Rowlett