More than four months before one of the most anticipated events at ACU, the hosts and hostesses for Sing Song have been named.
Forty-two students auditioned on Monday in front of a panel of 11 judges; some of the judges are associated with the university, some not. The panel invited 14 of the 42 back for final auditions, evaluating the tryouts for vocal technique and quality, blend, stage presence and overall entertainment quality.
Austin Anderson, senior pre-dentistry major from Flower Mound, was one of the three men selected as a host. He said the auditions were intimidating because of how talented the other auditioning performers were.
“I felt good about my initial audition, but had no idea what the outcome would be,” Anderson said. “When I found out I had made it, I was ecstatic but dazed at the same time.”
Anderson said he was reminded of his performances during his freshman year.
“I had a flashback to when I was an emcee in the Freshman Talent Show and to when my friends and I wrote this crazy song about snow cones and performed it at Freshman Follies,” Anderson said. “Those are some of my best memories and now it’s coming full circle. This opportunity is the perfect way to end my years at ACU.”
Tom Craig, director of student productions, said the 2013 Sing Song hosts and hostesses will bring different aspects and energies to the performance.
“They will be able to provide a wide variety of styles and genres of music,” Craig said. “We have a broad mix from all different corners of the campus.”
Craig said the upcoming show’s theme, “Sing Song Vacation,” will allow the production to have a relaxed atmosphere.
“The theme will be focused on a lot of fun songs,” Craig said. “The hosts and hostesses will be able to interpret that theme in a way the audience will enjoy.”
Sing Song Hosts and Hostesses:
Senior biochemistry major from Flower Mound
Junior elementary education major from Austin
Junior vocal performance major from North Richland Hills
Senior theatre major from Coppell
Senior theatre major from Greenville, Ill.
Junior vocal performance major from Houston