Students perform at karaoke night

By Lauren Hunter
Staff Writer

Students sang songs of all genres at an open mic karaoke night sponsored by Excite in the J.C. Williams Center on March 29 at 7p.m.

In addition to having an open mic, Excite also provided food, including hoagie sandwiches and drinks, for those who came to watch.

After the first few songs, the tables and balconies in the J.C. began to fill with students listening to the performances.

The music sung at the event covered a variety of genres and time periods. The audience, however, sang along and clapped their hands to the beat of most of the songs.

One of the first songs that was performed was “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. The student who performed this song danced while he sang and earned cheers for his moonwalk.

Other songs which were performed included “You’ll Be Back” from “Hamilton,” “Man or a Muppet” from “The Muppet Movie,” “I Won’t Say I’m In Love” from “Hercules” and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from “Encanto.”

Older songs, including “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin, “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin and “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra were also performed.

A few miscellaneous songs rounded out the evening’s performances. One group of students sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” while another held up his phone, bearing a picture of the American flag.

Other students performed the VeggieTales Theme and “The Saga Begins” by Weird Al Yankovic. Modern songs, including “Live While We’re Young” by One Direction and “Ain’t it Fun” by Paramore, also made it into the mix.

Each performance was met by rounds of applause and cheers.

Freshman Katherine Simard said of the karoake, “I think it’s pretty fun … to watch everyone. I like them all, they’re all really good.”