Three men and three women have been selected as the 2015 Sing Song hosts and hostesses.
The six students are:
Tom Craig, director of student activities and productions, said that the judges were very impressed by these particular candidates.
“We’re very excited about this group of six,” he said. “They’ve got great voices that sound wonderful together.”
Hopeful hosts and hostesses are scored on their technique and ability, with the top 12 moving on to the second round to evaluate how well their voices blend.
“We teach them a song that they don’t know, so they have to learn it on the spot,” Craig said.
The hosts and hostesses will begin some core training to prepare for the aerobic challenge of singing 16 songs back to back. A three-day retreat after Finals Week will allow them to learn all of the show’s musical numbers.
“While Sing Song may seem to be a long way away, it actually starts right now,” Craig said.
Garren, a senior musical theatre major from Amarillo, attended his first Sing Song in his freshman year. During the show, he told his girlfriend that he wanted to be a host at some point, and she encouraged him to follow up on it.
“I was so interested in the process of being a host for the show,” he said. “I just wanted to have that experience.”
“I’m just excited to be a part of the process with everybody, and to get to work with the backstage dance crews and all of the downstage groups,” Edwards said.
The hosts and hostesses will be formally announced in Chapel on Monday.