Brad Guyton knows how to do funny. At his audition for the lip sync contest his song of choice was “Love Me Dead” and he performed it to a T. Many student choices for songs consisted of either being really funny or really serious.
Photo by Andy Towle.
Auditions are around the corner for the fifth annual Lip Sync Contest scheduled for Feb. 16. All high school-aged students from the Rim Country may audition at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the PHS Auditorium for the February performance.
The Lip Sync contest is open to all students enrolled at Payson High School, Payson Center for Success, and the Payson Education Center or home-schooled students.
Students interested in auditioning for the contest may pick up the rules/audition form from the PHS, PCS or PEC offices.
Only 14 spots are available. Those first approved to participate will move on to the actual contest.
Four alternate spots are available in case a group has to drop.
Contenders can compete in two categories: Comedy and Traditional.
The songs must be school appropriate in terms of lyrics and dance moves and the school dress code applies.
When students audition, they should have as much of their routine put together as possible so that the audition judges may see if the routine is appropriate for the contest.
The Lip Sync Contest is a great family-friendly event that helps raise money for local teens and provides cash prizes for winners.
All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction items will go toward scholarships.
“It’s our goal to offer as many local scholarships to our hard-working teens as we can,” says Thomas Walling, Lip Sync chairman.
For information contact Thomas Walling at thomas. firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joan Young, PR Optimist Club, (928) 472-2264.
To view pictures of last year’s Lip Sync contest, go to www.rimcountryoptimist.com.