Four women and two men have been named hosts and hostesses for Sing Song next spring.
The hosts and hostesses are Caleb Crisp, Weston Weast, Lauren McDonald, Kasey Birchfield, Alex Marie and Tat Cordts.
As the semester ends and Sing Song gets closer, the hosts and hostesses will now go through song selection and additional vocal lessons to prepare for rehearsals.
Caleb Crisp, sophomore graphic design major from Abilene, said not studying abroad next semester gave additional a cappella opportunities.
“I’m not studying abroad in Germany next semester because I wanted to be a part of Hilltop,” Crisp said. “Nick then would ask me things like if I could lead Chapel one day.”
He said he agreed to these requests because it would show that he was willing to take opportunities outside of Hilltop.
Crisp said he did this throughout pledging, leading into the auditions for hosts and hostesses.
The hosts and hostesses auditioned in October.
The selected hosts received callbacks and were given the news that night.
Crisp said that he believes this group will work better together than other groups in the past.
“Honestly, I think our group is going to blend better because we have four people from a cappella groups who have good solo potential as well as the ability to listen and blend into the sound of others,” Crisp said.
Like last, the host and hostess sets will feature bigger numbers at the beginning and end of the nights and a stronger focus on singing over routine and dance.
“There is a smaller amount of songs on our part as well. We’re bringing in more people to fill empty time slots since there are fewer class acts,” Crisp said. “All the a cappella groups will be singing so they’ll take up three time slots.”
He said there are going to be nine routines in total from the hosts and hostesses, including solo performances.
Weast and Crisp will perform duets alongside their hostess counterparts.
Sing Song 2020 will take place on Friday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.