Hosted by ASI Student Activities and Programs (SAP) and comedian Michael Issac, The Lip Sync took place on February 17. Students were invited to participate in teams, or go solo, and battle it out on stage for the title of Lip Sync champion.
“I met [host] Michael Issac at NACA (National Association for Campus Events) and he showed me clips of The Lip Sync which has been a big deal on TV, so I thought it would be cool to bring it to Cal Poly Pomona,” said Student Activities and Programs Assistant Debby Chen.
Four participants braved the stage for the chance to win first place. Each participant got the chance to go all out with props and dance routines with their performance. After each round, students used a voting app to choose who would advance to the next level.
As RuPaul would say, “The time has come for you to lip sync for your life!”
Performers who didn’t make it to the next round were given the chance to do a farewell performance.
Whether students were there to support their friends on stage or stopped by for the live performances, the audience was loving it! “I really liked [performer] Blasia, just because I’ve always liked the drag queen culture. The fact that she came out and did that was really cool,” said graphic design student Valerie Mancilla Soriano.
Archie Dickson, graphic design student won the coveted title of first place and a $300 value prize. “I didn’t think I was going to win or had any intentions of winning; I just wanted a way to get involved with my school and have fun while staying true to my artistry,” Dickson said. “I’m so grateful I was able to share that moment with the audience and peers that made it happen.”
The Double D’s, a duo performance by CPP students Dimitri Koutroulis and Dillon Thomison, came in second with a $200 value prize, followed by Blasia who won a $100 value prize.
“This has never really happened at [CPP] before so it was very different. Having Michael Issac as an emcee also got people excited, it turned out really well,” Chen said.