Lip Sync Review

April 26th, 2007

Although members of the sororities and fraternities may have been fake singing, there was nothing fake about the sheer entertainment provided by the Lip Sync contest in Kulas Auditorium on Thursday, April 19.

From “Thriller” to “This is Why I’m Hot,” the John Carroll University 2007 Lip Sync for Greek Week was anything but dull. These acts were completely original and kept me entertained the entire time.

Even though some technical difficulties occurred, the people backstage managed to work through them and after a short break the show resumed.

The performances were well rehearsed and there was a little bit of everything from country to rap to 80’s music.

Kappa Kappa Gamma went first with “Once Upon a Kappa…” A princess was looking for her prince and on the way she ran into some interesting fairy tale characters, including Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and her seven dwarfs and Little Red Riding Hood.

Each fairy tale character had their own song and dance, each with their own certain flare. The songs were popular rap and pop songs such as “Bad to the Bone” and “Hot in Herre.”

This performance was extremely funny and very creative.
The next act was “I Love the KDs” by Kappa Delta. They did a television show going through the 80’s and 90’s.

The Kappa Deltas did a wonderful interpretation of “Thriller” and I especially liked the dance to “Baby Got Back.” Their 80’s hair styles and outfits were also extremely appropriate for their performance.
Toy soldiers and Barbies were the characters of “Theta Toy Story” performed by the girls of Kappa Alpha Theta.

It was one of the girl’s birthdays and all of the toys came to life and did their own dance when she left the room.

The costumes for the toys were very imaginative and well thought out. I particularly liked the toy Bentley and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Their dances were comical, yet witty.

Gamma Phi Beta went fourth, and their theme was “Spring Break Around the Globe.” They started out with a group of girls at the airport waiting for their flight to Mexico.

They suddenly found out that their flight had been delayed so they all went their separate ways until it was time to depart for their flight. However, the plane left without some of the girls.

Not only did they miss their flight to Mexico, but they got on other flights not knowing where they were headed. They ended up in New York City and Africa.

Even with the music stopping halfway through their performance and having to start their act all over again, they still did an excellent job and made a good recovery.

Sigma Phi Epsilon did “SigEp Stock,” which was hilarious and well worth the wait. It was exceptionally interesting and I liked the guy dressing up as woman. Their song choices were good too.

The dance to the song “Just the Two of Us” was good, as well as several others. I also enjoyed the dance to “You Can’t Touch This” by M.C. Hammer. It was amusing watching the guys run around stage in those costumes.

“American Bandstand: Music Through the Decades” was sixth and performed by Chi Omega.

I liked their idea a lot and their routines were very good as well. Their outfits were quite appealing and I loved the music they picked out including “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey and “Kiss” by Prince.
They ended by dressing up in their sorority’s color, red, and sang “This is Why I’m Hot” by Mims.

Delta Tau Delta was the last to go and their act was called “A Tour of John Carroll.” A prospective student was taking a tour of John Carroll University and he went around to every building here.

At Murphy, there were a bunch of parties going on. At the student center, Spartans from the movie “300” came and destroyed the jukebox and made the boy eat in Parkhurst.

It was a funny skit that truly summed up most of John Carroll student’s attitudes toward each place on campus as well as capturing most people’s assumptions of these buildings.

In the end, Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon were the winners of this tough competition.