‘Dynamic duo theme’ lip sync contest delivers outstanding performances
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 00:10
Last night, the African-American Cultural Center, UConn Irish and a conglomeration of Alpha Epsilon Phi, Beta Theta Pi and Tau Kappa Epsilon stole the show and took first place in their respective categories: fee-funded or cultural centers, non-fee-funded organizations and Greek Organizations at the 26th Annual Campus-Wide Lip Sync Contest, hosted by SUBOG’s Major Weekends Committee in Gampel Pavilion.
The theme of the two-and-a-half hour, contest, as with the rest of Homecoming Week, was “It Takes Two.” Each organization performed a skit with songs and dances centered around a dynamic duo.
The African-American Cultural Center’s performance was a crowd favorite. Their story followed Mario and Luigi as they traveled through “the new Huskyworld Wii Game.” Mario and Luigi successfully made their journey through the Homer Babbidge Library, the bus route and the Huskython, even if they slipped on a few banana peels along the way.
UConn Irish’s skit followed Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse as they fell in love at UConn, and the winning Greek skit joined the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey as they helped UConn students make their way to Rentschler Field.
Second place in the non-fee-funded category went to the Global House for their representation of Marlin and Dory. Third place was awarded to Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon and Sigma Theta Alpha for their depiction of Batman and Robin saving football field from the evil “crazy kids.”
In the fee-funded category, the Asian-American Cultural Center came in second place for their portrayal of “The Lion King’s” Timon and Pumbaa. Third place went to the UConn Marching Band, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma for their portrayal of Scooby Doo and Shaggy from the “Scooby Doo” series.
Other memorable skits included a throwback to Great Gatsby and the roaring twenties, the love story of Barbie and Ken (complete with a pink Barbie dream car), Charlie Brown’s journey to becoming a football star and Bert and Ernie showing their new friend Jonathan around Sesame Street
UConn Women’s Basketball center Stefanie Dolson, a 7th-semester communication sciences major was the MC of the contest.
The event opened with a performance by the UConn Dance Team. Dolson then introduced the Homecoming Court, composed of the top five couples competing for the title of Homecoming King and Queen.
According to SUBOG Major Weekends Coordinator Elise Yonika, a 7th-semester psychology and human development & family studies major, the audience at Lip Sync typically consists of over 6,000 students. An additional 1,000 students participate in the contest.