Singing Talents Arise at YoungLife

Karaoke has never looked so competitive, especially when the prize is $50 cash.

This Monday, May 17, YoungLife held their weekly get-together at the Beverage Bar, holding a karaoke contest from 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.The event was also intended to fundraise for the organization , with 30% of all purchases made going to the organization. Participants engaged in musical acts, ranging from duets to stand-alone solos. After performing their number, contestants faced critiques from judges impersonating Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.

The YoungLife Karaoke Contest couldn't possibly continue without the advice from the mock judges. photo by Olivia Suarez

Notable acts included the McGinty ¬†brothers Patrick, senior, and Kevin, sophomore, singing “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra. The two ended up getting second place, winning an MP3 player as an award.

Patrick McGinty (12) and Kevin McGinty (10) take on Frank Sinatra with "Fly Me to the Moon". photo by Olivia Suarez

Duets seemed to be the popular choice of singing for the night, as seniors Stephanie Fazzini and Sophie Filipowicz tackled Hannah Montana’s “Hoedown Throwdown”, which got the audience moving on their feet.

Sophie Filipowicz (12) and Stephanie Fazzini (12) sing Hannah Montana's "Hoedown Throwdown" before the YoungLife audience. photo by Olivia Suarez

While some of the singers sang solely for fun, others had different intentions. Jesse Montagna, junior, and Jordyn Crain, senior, took this opportunity to show off their chops.

Jordyn Crain (12) showcases her talent by singing The Script's "Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)". photo by Olivia Suarez

Deliberations on the winner took place as the sponsors broke out into Rebecca Black’s “Friday” with the YoungLife students. In the end, Olivia Suarez, senior, came out victorious with her vocal “Boston” by Augustana.

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