Lip Sync battle over with traveling trophy staying home

Stephen Gomez

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Maranda Rodriguez, education senior, waiting for Lip Sync to start, in a packed Akin Auditorium on Oct. 24. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Maranda Rodriguez, education senior, waiting for Lip Sync to start, in a packed Akin Auditorium on Oct. 24. Photo by Bridget Reilly

The Lip Sync three finalist teams performed during the bonfire show on stage at the Nocona trail south parking lot. People stood packed in the lot stretching out from the stage to the bonfire itself, roughly 100 yards. The first place team, Chi Omega/Sigma Alpha Epsilon, started the event with their Lip Sync routine.

“It feels great,” Leonardo Gonzalez, mass communication sophomore, said. “It’s awesome to perform in front of everyone. I felt that we did better here then at the Prelims.”

In between each dance, the announcers kept the crowd’s energy alive by throwing Homecoming T-shirts into outstretched hands. They also welcomed onto the stage the track team, volleyball team which threw small volleyballs into the crowd, men’s soccer team, and ending with the football team. Each time on stage the teams would have their captain and coach talk to the crowd. The teams also introduced different chants as well. 

“We love MSU,” Sadie Gent, environmental science junior, said. “it makes us excited that so many people love it too.”

The next team to perform was the cheerleaders, who came in third at the akin auditorium. Gent said it felt great while performing in front of everyone to hear people cheer them on. 

“Being in front of everyone was awesome,”Abby Phouleuanghong, education sophomore, said. “My adrenaline was through the roof.”

Coming on stage after the football team was the returning Lip Sync champions, the Caribbean Student Organization, which came in second at the Akin Auditorium. Angelica Symarette, exercise psychology senior, said there was a lot of pressure on them dancing on the stage but they let the pressure go and had fun.

“We went hard, we brought the heat,” Deshaunte Rolle, multilingual junior, said. “we fed off the crowd.”

Unlike last time with five judges, there were only three, along with the “unspoken” judge, the crowd. In the end, the returning champions won again, taking home the traveling trophy with Chi Omega/Sigma Alpha Epsilon in second and cheer in third.

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