Back to Top

Lip sync hosted by Delta Zeta and Stambaugh is a success for second year


Performer "Josh Groban" preforming his hit "You Raise me Up", the crowd stands in the moment (Northern Review Photo/Sage Caughenbaugh)

The Spice Girls, Josh Groban, Fergie, and other famous artists graced the stage at the lip sync.​

The sorority Delta Zeta paired with Stambaugh residence hall on Dec. 1 and put on this event.​

A lip-sync entails groups, couples, or single people getting on stage and lip sync to a song of their choosing. Usually, there is a dance involved as well.​

Three judges, Justin Courtney, Megan Clegg-Kraynok, and a member Delta Zeta, were chosen to decide who won the $100 grand prize. Along with the $100 prize, there was an “audience choice” prize up for grabs. “Audience choice” was determined by the money given by the audience would put into buckets after the groups performed, the prize for audience choice was candy.​

The inspiration for the event was the television show Lip Sync Battle. Projected throughout the whole show was a photoshopped picture of MC’s faces on the host’s of Lip Sync Battle’s bodies.​

The two main hosts of the show, called themselves “Little Jon” and “Chrissy Teigen” and stayed in character the whole night.​

Ten acts in total lip-synced. The music ranged from classics like Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations” to more recent music like “My Humps” by Fergie and “It’s Always a Good Time” by Owl City. Disney songs also played a big role with three out of the acts with songs from Moana, “You’re Welcome,” Frozen's, “In Summer," and High School Musical's, “Bop to the Top.”​

Some of the acts had songs meant to be performed by groups or partners, like “Bop to the Top,” but instead had solo artists. The crowd was loving the woman dancing to “Bop to the Top” by herself.

Judge Megan Clegg-Kraynok was approached by Delta Zeta as a person who might be interested in judging the event. She had never been a judge for an event before but she had enjoyed it. She stated “I did [enjoy it]. I felt a ton of pressure; I feel like it’s because my job as a professor is to teach and evaluate learning.”​

She goes on to say she was may have taken the experience too seriously.​


Dr. Kraynok, overall enjoyed night. She noted specifically the "Josh Groban" performance, “It really had some funny moments.”

Spectator Matthew Haase was just looking for something fun to do on Friday when he went to the lip sync. This was his first time going to a lip sync at ONU.​

“I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were more people there than I thought would be. It was more entertaining than I thought it would be too.”​

The winner of the night was Orange Revolution, winning both the judge's vote and the audience pick. The group did a mash-up of popular songs like “Lose Yourself to Dance” by Daft Punk and “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.​

During the event, those who attended learned that all of the money raised by the lip-sync, from ticket sales, the raffle, and “audience pick,” went to Starkey. While watching an emotional video of people receiving hearing aids the audience learned about Starkey, an organization which donates hearing aids to those who cannot afford them on their own. Delta Zeta has raised money for this organization every year, doing a lip sync and ice cream socials in the past.​

Delta Zeta and Stambaugh Hall hosted the event at the perfect time. For students, "dead" week can be stressful, so, going and seeing people dance and have fun was a well-deserved break from all of the stress.



Follow us on social media