The Zephyr

‘Sync along with us

Ajaybir Heir, Staff Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Spotlights, nervousness and stress are all components of publicly performing, whether it be nailing the choreography or moving your lips to the lyrics. Tension is definitely present, but students at West High have recently overcome these obstacles and showed no signs of fear in this event.

Every year students sign up to participate in the jolly event of lip syncing, put on by the drama class here at West High. The annual lip sync which took place on January 11 and 12 was perceived as a success by many and deserves an encore. Songs included early 2000’s hits, country songs and retro 80’s music. The wide array of performances meant everyone was pleased and it caused smiles on students’ faces and an applause from students’ hands.

Performers practiced for weeks and went through the necessary dress rehearsal a day before their performances. Then during the 11th and 12th they lip synced multiple times for several audiences during the two days, including evening shows. Each introduction before a performance was segwayed into with a clever pun which was later accompanied by laughter from the audience. Although exhausted at the end, the first and last shows had no differences in energy and power.

A notable performance included Isa Guragain’s Rick Roll performance, which had quite the twist. Guragain had bamboozled the audience when he had transitioned from well-known rapper Drake to a classic 80’s Rick Astley which shocked the crowd, then went onto have dance solos which involved the audience. Senior Gordon Moody who was swept up in the action said “… there was a twist around every turn.” Overall his performance was perceived as enjoyable and added a comical dimension to the lip sync. Other performances were equally as entertaining, all having their own unique attributes. There was something for everybody.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • ‘Sync along with us

    Showcase

    West takes home the W for Homecoming game

  • ‘Sync along with us

    News

    There’s more than one way to college

  • ‘Sync along with us

    News

    Yearbook wins award for picture perfect theme concept

  • ‘Sync along with us

    Showcase

    Fall Sports Overview

  • ‘Sync along with us

    Features

    Meet the new members of the ‘Pack

  • ‘Sync along with us

    Opinion

    Dear freshmen…

  • ‘Sync along with us

    News

    40’s a crowd: large classroom sizes leave students scrambling for a seat

  • ‘Sync along with us

    Features

    Seniors take off to college with athletic scholarships

  • ‘Sync along with us

    Features

    Educating ourselves: recap of The Zephyr’s Student Safety Forum

  • ‘Sync along with us

    News

    Update on the United States

Student Newspaper of Merrill F. West High School
‘Sync along with us