Theta Tau and Lyle Engineering won Sing Song Friday night, breaking the trend of recent years of PanHellenic and IFC groups taking the victory.
Their performance included zombies, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson and a fantastic rendition of ‘Thriller.’ Eric Johnson and Meera Day directed the humor-filled group’s performance.
Overall, Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma came in second place and Gamma Phi Beta and Black Men Emerging came in third. Judges determined the winners based on singing, dancing, theme development, overall entertainment and audience vote.
Gamma Phi Beta and Black Men Emerging also won Best Backdrop, Best Choreography and groups participating voted them as Best Overall.
Their clean transitions and cohesiveness as a team was evident in their performance.
Student Body Vice President Zane Cavender’s impersonation of SMU President R. Gerald Turner and jokes about on-campus parking received the biggest laugh from the audience.
Best Male Vocalist Trevor Youngblood played the lead role of Elvis Presley for Theta Tau and Lyle Engineering.
“Everyone in our group became like a family,” Youngblood said. “We were constantly joking around and having fun, so overall it was awesome.”
The key to their success?
“I think we stood out because of the combination of high energy, complete commitment from our members, an original, funny plot and our extraordinary hips,” Youngblood said.
Best Female Vocalist Ali Van Doren, from the Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma group, enjoyed her experience working with her directors who both have a background in theater.
“Seeing their vision come to life was rewarding not only to them but also to us actors in the skit,” Van Doren said.
Erin Hendricks from Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Sigma won Best Director.
This 25th Anniversary celebration of Sing Song also included a performance by Youtube stars Michael Henry and Justin Robinett.
Sing Song Chair, Tashika Varma, and Co-Chair, Geenah Krisht presented the awards and seniors Melinda Ng and Ryan Cole hosted the event.