Panhellenic hosts lip sync competition

Junior Panhellenic hosted “Lip Sync 2014” in order to raise money for The Circle of Sisterhood and Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7.

Ladies of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority perform.

This sorority had the "letter K" and performed songs from artists including Katy Perry and Kanye West.
The Alpha Delta Pi sorority had the etter “K” and performed songs from artists including Katy Perry and Kanye West.

Junior Panhellenic hosted “Lip Sync 2014” in order to raise money for The Circle of Sisterhood and Habitat for Humanity Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7.

The competition requires each pledge class to choreograph a five-minute long dance and lip sync routine to a mix of songs relating to an overall theme, while a yearly selected panel judges each routine’s creativity, facial expressions, energy and audience excitement.

“My favorite part of the whole experience was getting to know all of my sisters and having a final result to be proud of,” said Zoe Resmondo, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha’s pledge class.

This year’s theme was “No matter the letter, we are all Greek together,” where each chapter was only allowed to use songs from artists whose first names began with the letter they chose.

Kristen Claiborne, UT sophomore and Delta Zeta pledge, said that Lip Sync was one of the toughest things she had ever done.

The judges made their final scores from a combination of both nights.

First place went to the ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi, second place went to the women of Delta Zeta, and third place when to Alpha Delta Pi.

“We all agreed that the women of AOPi deserved that win,” said UT freshman and Alpha Omicron Pi pledge Taylor Nelson. “You could tell they worked hard and they absolutely killed it on stage.”

“I don’t come from a dancing background, so I definitely had to put in the extra work, but I am so happy I did it and I am so proud of my sisters,” Claiborne said.

Further, Delta Gamma won Best Costume and Chi Omega won the Philanthropy Award.

“It’s great to see all of the chapters coming together to support such awesome charities like The Circle of Sisterhood and Habitat for Humanity,” said Resmondo.

Edited by Courtney Anderson