The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted a lively lip sync competition on Friday night, complete with acrobatics, pillow-fights, princesses and golden fiddles. Even R2D2 joined in the fun.
The event, which was held on Friday, May 16, was emceed by Sky Valley Chamber President Kevin Johnson and Jerry Dixon, the owner of Big Dog’s Hotdogs in Sultan. The entire evening was broadcast on TurkPride TV by Sultan School District Technology Coordinator Dave Moon so that Sky Valley Chamber Director Debbie Copple, who is recovering from pneumonia, could view the event at home. Moon, along with his wife, Jen, handled the audio-visual portion of the night’s festivities.
This is the first time in 26 years that Copple has been unable to attend the lip sync competition.
Judging the event were Sultan City Councilmembers Marianne Naslund and John Seehuus, along with Chris Hendrickson of the Monroe Monitor.
Contestants were judged based on a variety of criteria and four winners were selected from each age group. The divisions included elementary school, middle school, high school and adult. In the high school division awards were given to the top three performances due to a limited number of participants.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS:
1st Place: Lia Johnson, performing “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen.
2nd Place: Audrey, performing “Roar” by Katy Perry.
3rd Place: Shia, performing “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen.
4th Place: Gracie, performing “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen.
MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS:
1st Place: The Kids of Amberwood Circle and Friends performing “Let it Grow” from the movie The Lorax.
2nd Place: WAM, performing “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” by Wham.
3rd Place: Kailee and Hailey performing “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen.
4th Place: Impromptu performance by the Amberwood Circle gals performing the Cup Song, also known as “When I’m Gone” by Anna Kendrick.
HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS:
1st Place: Maddy, Courtney, Bethany and Kianna performing the “Jai Ho” song from the movie Slumdog Millionaire.
2nd Place: Michael, performing “Coming Back Down” by Hollywood Undead.
3rd Place: Pamela, performing “Back to December” by Taylor Swift.
1st Place: Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Princess Leia, the Seven Dwarves and R2D2 performing “Welcome Princess Leia.”
2nd Place: Kevin Johnson performing “Reindeer are Better than People” from the movie Frozen.
3rd Place: Ed and Eddie performing “I’m Schizophrenic” by Wayne Faust.
4th Place: Valerie performing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the Charlie Daniels Band.