Brock Auditorium overflowed with spectators who came to witness the annual lip sync battle between EKU’s sororities and fraternities on Friday, Mar. 31.
The top three winning teams were announced two days later, on Sunday, April 2, at the Greek Awards. Taking the gold trophy home was Kappa Delta, Theta Chi and Sigma Pi for their Michael Jackson performance. Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha’s tribute to Beyoncé awarded them second place, and third place was Alpha Delta Pi and Sigma Chi for their performance of Miley Cyrus’ hit songs.
The event began with a bang as Alpha Omicron Pi, Sigma Nu and Pi Kappa Alpha took on “Queen B’s” songs. The audience came to life as “Single Ladies” started off the show. Gold and glitter took over the stage as a medley of Beyoncé’s greatest hits rang out through the auditorium. Audience members even began to sing and dance along with the performers.
In their third-place winning performance, Sigma Chi was paired with Alpha Delta Pi to perform an assortment of Miley Cyrus’ songs. As a tribute to Cyrus’ alter ego, Hannah Montana, “The Best of Both Worlds” was performed, topped with an Alpha Delta Pi member wearing Hannah Montana’s blonde wig. The climax of their performance occurred when a Sigma Chi member, dressed as a wrecking ball, had a Chicago Bulls’ jersey-clad Alpha Delta Pi member riding on his back, recreating the “Wrecking Ball” music video.
The King of Pop was back and better than ever in the first-place winning performance by Kappa Delta, Theta Chi and Sigma Pi’s of Michael Jackson’s hit throwbacks. The backdrop and cutouts used by the performers caught the attention of the audience members. They used some of Michael Jackson’s famous moves, along with some of their own dances they created. Their creative choreography was noted by several spectators.
“The hard work the Greek community put into it really showed in the performance,” said Drew Flynn, a sophomore member of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Another note-worthy performance included Alpha Gamma Delta, Kappa Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon’s performance of Usher’s songs. The camo-wearing Greek members took the stage as sirens blared during their performance. Mid-act, the performers did a unified step routine, prompting the audience to break out in loud applause.
Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon took the title “Suit and Tie” literally by decking out in plain white tee’s and black ties to take on several of Justin Timberlake’s popular tunes. Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Tau Omega and Lambda Chi Alpha followed with a performance of Disney channel actress-turned-popstar Selena Gomez’s best songs.
Delta Zeta, Beta Theta Pi and the National Panhellenic Council paid a tribute to “Born This Way” singer Lady Gaga with red full-body cat suits, filling the stage as hoots and hollers came from audience members. Despite their music cutting off in the middle of the performance, the team finished. Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma and Phi Delta Theta ended the night with Pitbull’s greatest hits, featuring songs with Kesha and Ne-Yo.
After practicing for more than two months with several practices a week lasting for at least two hours, the event ended up being successful for the Greek community, and others, raising money for a good cause. A total of $8,079 went to God’s Outreach Food Pantry in Richmond.
“It was awesome spending time with my sisters and building relationships,” said Madison Shivley, a freshman member of Alpha Omicron Pi. “It’s a time where we all come together as a Greek life as a whole to serve a bigger purpose.”