By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer
Serenades, one of the more popular homecoming events, happened last night. Adam Croasman, the MC of the night, opened serenades by introducing the judges Kate Billings, Marcella Snyder, Scott Cook, President Griener and Jared Thompson, along with the President and Vice President of SGA, Reid Boden and David Cullinan.
Afterwards, the first performance of the night was underway. Kelsey Robertson and Connor Clark representing Alpha Xi Delta and West Liberty Baseball started the night off with their theme “throwback.” Their array of songs included throwback jams like “Sk8r Boi,” “Hollaback Girl,” and “Candy Shop.”
The second performance of the night was put on by Morgan Buss and Jerimy Mask along with Kappa Phi and FCA. Their theme was “outlaw” and they used songs like “Bad Blood,” “Bad to the Bone,” and “Chains.” They ended their piece with a step routine.
Cayla Roles and Joseph Gamble along with Delta Theta Kappa and Beta Theta Gamma were third. Their theme was “Vegas” and their selection of songs included “Viva Las Vegas,” “Poker Face,” and “Waking Up in Vegas.”
All king and queen candidates were then brought up the the stage. Each pair held up a sign they had made for the “It’s on Us” campaign, and a moment of silence was held for all the victims of sexual assault.
Next the theme “a trip to the movies” was put on by Kodee Smith and Jay Billiter accompanied by Beta Rho Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta. Their routine included “Titanic,” “Footloose,” and “Dirty Dancing” along with other movies and their respective theme songs. Crowd participation was also encouraged during the infamous “Jingle Bell Rock” scene from Mean Girls.
Emily Miglin and Ellis Randell went next with Lambda Psi Sigma and the football team. They received the theme “aliens and cowboys.” They put on a performance about a planet of aliens who meet and fight with a planet of cowboys using songs such as “E.T.” and “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”
The final performance of the night was put on by Abby Reeves and Yale Hughes along with Chi Omega and Chi Nu. The theme “rock and roll” was played out with songs including “We Will Rock You,” “I Love Rock N Roll” and Cherry Pie.”
The runner-up of Serenades was Morgan Buss and Jerimy Mask. The winners were Kodee Smith and Jay Billiter of Beta Rho Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta.
The MC, Adam Croasman left the audience with advice to “strut your stuff” and “never let anyone dull your sparkle.”
If you missed the fun-filled evening, or if you want to experience it again, The Trumpet Online has a live stream of Serenades on their Facebook page.
The Homecoming edition of the Trumpet comes out TODAY, so be sure to grab a copy and stop by the candidates’ tents on the quad! Go Hilltoppers!
Photo provided by Daniel Morgan