2014 Singarama hosts and hostesses ready to entertain...
Lipscomb’s 51st edition of Singarama is in full swing, and the six hosts and hostesses are excited to share the hard work they have dedicated to the show.
Senior Lincoln Mick, sophomore Michael Oruma, junior Caitlin Phelps, senior Lacey Printz, junior Tyler Russell and junior McKenna Smith are the hosts and hostesses of the 2014 Singarama.
This year’s theme is Singarama’s On Fire.
The show will consist of three different smaller themes that will be broken up by performances from the hosts and hostesses who vary in Singarama experience.
Three have hosted the show before, and three are new to the hosting lineup. Smith and Oruma hosted last year, and Mick hosted his freshman year.
“I’ve wanted to do it for the past four years, but because of track, I haven’t been able to because I’ve been competing, but since I’m injured, I have the opportunity to, and I’m just really excited about it,” Printz said.
“This is my first year, also,” Russell said. I saw the show last year and loved it.
“It just looked like so much fun, so I just thought I’d try out.”
The hosts and hostesses’ job is to entertain the audience and keep the flow of the show going.
“We kind of kick off the show, and then we help entertain the crowd in between social club shows,” Russell said.
The group had been rehearsing at a recording studio away from campus, SIR Nashville.
“It’s making it real being off-campus,” Printz said.”That’s such a cool environment with so many people that are so passionate about music.
“It’s all business, too. We have a great time, but we are there focusing and making progress.”
Russell says he is the most excited about being able to perform in front of an audience.
“There’s a really cool energy when you perform, and the audience is kind of giving you feedback after a lot of hard work,” Russell said. “It’s really cool to share it with them.”
The group of hosts and hostesses vary not only in experience and age, but also in musical diversity.
Printz and Russell said that each artist’s skill-set is different, ranging from folk and country to rap.
“It’s a fun variety for people,” Russell said. ”Every type of person can be entertained.”
Two of the hostesses are in social clubs. Smith is a member of Pi Delta, and Phelps is a member of Phi Sigma.
The remaining Singarama performances will take place, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.