Synchronizing with The Cast


Veron Hollins, Staff Reporter

   This year of Merrill F. West High’s Lip Sync Showcase, which was held at the theater on January 15th and 16th ,was truly a lip sync to remember.  The Lip Sync showcased a variety of popular songs, which included the following:

  • “Best of Both Worlds” by Hannah Montana
  • “Whole Being Dead Thing” from the Beetlejuice musical
  • “Can’t Stop Singing” from Teen Beach Movie
  • “Damaged” by Danity Kane
  • “I Can’t Do It Alone” from the Chicago musical
  • “How Do You Sleep” by Sam Smith
  • “Popstars” by K/DA from League of Legends
  • “7 Rings” by Arianna Grande
  • “Mr. Roboto” by Styx
  • “How To Be A Heartbreaker” by Marina And The Diamonds
  • “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  • “Come Alive” by The Greatest Showman

   From beginning to end, the actors who performed these songs did an amazing job of keeping the attention and excitement of the audience. Almost every period that attended the lip sync was engaged and interested in the performances that the actors delivered. In some songs, they sang along, and in others they clapped.

Senior Katelyn Centeno, the main performer of “Best of Both Worlds” by Hannah Montana, states that the thought of performing in front of a lot of people made her nervous at first, but it got fun later on and she became more comfortable, especially with most of her friends being in the audience. Centeno states that her favorite part about performing was having her techies go on stage with her as her backup dancers. In addition, Centeno says that if she could have performed on stage again, she would have performed “You’re The One I Want” from Grease with her friend.

Senior Osvaldo Limon, the performer of “How To Be A Heartbreaker” by Marina and The Diamonds and partnering singer in “I Can’t Do It Alone” from the Chicago play states that overcoming this year’s stage fright took some time for him. However, his favorite part of performing was when he was performing “How To Be A Heartbreaker”, and he received a pretzel from his friend in the crowd and had the honor of eating it during the song.

He states that if he could have performed again, he would have performed a Selena Quintanilla song, due to the fact that he wanted to do one this year, but couldn’t.

Drama teacher Christine Welk, the mastermind behind the show, and host of drama for over five years, states that her favorite thing was having the all the children enjoy it, whether be the children in the crowd, or the children involved in it. She states that it delighted her when some children that watched the lip sync stated that they wanted to be included in it next year. Her favorite part in the show was the finale.

We hope to see you at next year’s lip sync in the crowd or onstage.