The men of Galaxy, women of Ko Jo Kai and Seniors topped the competition to take home the Sing Song trophy in their respective divisions.
The Moonies swept each category: vocals, entertainment, costumes, set and choreography. Chase Rogers, director of Galaxy’s lumberjacks act, said he was thankful for the opportunity to direct his club and sing on the stage with all of the alumni.
Directed by Halle Magee, senior biology major from Flower Mound, the women of Ko Jo Kai won for their second straight year, taking the trophy in set and entertainment and earning second in costumes, choreography and vocals.
“Because the competition was so incredibly close this year, we had no idea if we were going to win going into the finale,” Magee said. “The second our name was announced I felt the biggest sense of pride for all the hard working girls in our act. We all put so much into this act and it is amazing to see that dedication rewarded, especially two years in a row.”
Magee said she tried to draw parts of the teaching style from last year’s director, Kayla Torp, including the balance of humor and intensity, and complimented her co-director, Hannah Roberts on her ability to make the hardest part more enjoyable.
“I think it’s important to know when to make a joke and when to seriously call out mistakes because that brings a certain amount of mutual respect into practices.”
The directors for each winning act are seniors, and each said winning Sing Song was one of the best ways to end their time on campus.