This year’s Sing Song hosts and hostesses have been chosen.
The hosts and hostesses are: Ryan Woods, Jonathan Steffins, Joshua Alexander, Gabrielle Thompson, Lauren Milam and Sarah Yarbrough.
In order to be a Sing Song host or hostess one must have junior level hours, a 2.5 GPA and a good standing with the university. Over the course of a two-day audition process, a panel of judges evaluates the vocal performance, stage presence and song interpretation skills of those who audition.
“The hosts and hostesses are a long-standing tradition of ACU Sing Song,” Tom Craig, director of student activities and productions said. “Their roles began and still serves as an exciting filler during the transitions from one act to another.”
Ryan Woods, junior kinesiology major from Mesquite, said he dreamed of being a Sing Song host before even enrolling in classes at ACU.
“I went to Sing Song twice before I was a freshman at ACU, and each time I went, I knew for a fact that I wanted to be a Sing Song host,” Woods said. “It has literally been a dream of mine to be on that Sing Song stage, and now God has blessed me with the opportunity to live out that dream!”
Much like Woods, Sarah Yarbrough, a senior marketing major from Farmers Branch, said she has wanted to be a Sing Song hostess for years and that the tradition is very special to her.
“I have wanted to be a hostess since the first time I attended Sing Song in middle school,” Yarbrough said. “Sing Song helped connect me my freshman year to some of my closest friends, so it is very near and dear to my heart.”
This is ACU’s 60th Sing Song and Craig said he believes in this year’s group of hosts to keep up the over half-a-centuries long tradition.
“They all have high energy and great stage presence,” Craig said. “This year’s show will be our 60th Sing Song at ACU, and this group will definitely be an exclamation point on that milestone.”