The men of GSP won their first Sing Song act since the end of their four-year streak in 2012. The class of 2015 will now graduate in May with its first Sing Song victory under its belt, and the women of Sigma Theta Chi won their 14th Sing Song title.
GSP director Phillip Jackson said he was glad because no one in their act had won a GSP Sing Song before, so it was good to see what it finally felt like.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Jackson, senior vocal performance major from League City. “It feels like a dream.”
The senior class act showed that having fun and winning can be one and the same.
“Our act is proof that you can have fun and goof around and still produce a really great show,” said Leslie Lewis, one of two senior class directors and senior psychology major from Spring. “Our intention was never to win; it was just to have fun and get a lot of people to come and just make some really great memories our senior year.”
The senior class won first place in three out of the four categories for the mixed voices division.
Sigma Theta Chi also won first in three out of the four categories for the women’s division. Chelsea Emberlin, director of the Siggie act, said the competition between women’s acts was extremely close this year.
“Every act really brought it this year,” said Emberlin, senior elementary education major from Forney. “It could have been anybody’s win tonight, honestly. We did our best, and I guess our best was good enough this year.”
The men of Trojans came in second after winning their first two wins in Sing Song history in 2012 and 2013. Jesse McGaha, director of the Trojan act, said despite coming in second, he thinks all of their hard work was rewarded.
“I’m so proud of the guys and the job they did,” said McGaha, junior history major from Abilene. “We put a lot of time into it, and I’m happy that it showed. I think the audience really liked it, so I’m proud of it.”
With their first appearance in an ACU Sing Song, the freshman doughnuts came in second place overall. Madison Losher, director of the doughnuts’ act, said her act worked really hard and blew it out of the water tonight.
“It was so worth it,” said Losher, freshman kinesiology major from Garland. “I can’t imagine putting my time or devoting as much time as I did to anything else or a better group of people. I will forever be a doughnut.”