Lip sync battle comes to campus

Justin Doil

The first ever Screaming Eagles Lip Sync Contest featuring Mentalist Christopher Carter will be held today, Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the Russell Union Ballroom at 6 p.m.

“The event is going to start out with three lip sync performances and after those three performances, the mentalist Christopher Carter will perform for about 30-40 minutes. Then we will have three more lip sync performances and the mentalist will wrap up the show,” Cherelle Pinckney, the residence director for Kennedy Hall and coordinator for Screaming Eagles, said.

Immediately following the last act by the mentalist, judges will announce which performance was the best and the winners will be given a $100 value prize from the University Store.

This contest marks the first time University Housing has held an event for Homecoming, and Pinckney said that she was ecstatic that the University Programming Board decided to partner with University Housing to make the event successful.

Groups performing are from sororities Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma, fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha, the Residence Hall Association, the Student Government Association and a team comprised of students known as The Dreams.

“We have some great talent here on campus and what better way to exhibit it than to go about showing your fellow students here what a great performance you can actually put on,” Pinckney said. “It is going to be really exciting. There are going to be students putting themselves in the spotlight and everyone should come out to support them.”

The event is being sponsored by University Housing, who has partnered with the University Programming Board to bring about this event. According to Pinckney, the event should last between an hour and a half to two hours. Students planning on attending the must bring their Eagle ID to be admitted into the Russell Union Ballroom.