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May 4, 2004

Daily Bruin

The theme "Steal the Show" set the stage for a formidable musical battle on Friday night as to who owned the Spring Sing spotlight in the Los Angeles Tennis Center. And with the good weather this year, Spring Sing drew a crowd of about 5,000 who came to be both entertained by and cheer on their fellow students' performances and laugh at the hilarious banter of Company's between-set sketch comedy.The two-song performance by James Taylor, this year's recipient of the George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Achievement Award, at the end of the first act had the audience on its feet chanting for more. Despite the legendary folk artist protesting that he did not "want to hijack your show," he will no doubt be the one performer audience members will boast most about having heard.

The a cappella/ensemble category ultimately became a duel between Random Voices with a lounge rendition of "Baby Got Back," and Awaken A Cappella's remake of Styx's "Mr. Roboto." But the 12 girls in Random Voices proved that good harmonies and a bit of booty shaking were enough to outshine Awaken's much more elaborate and showy performance of Styx's popular piece, complete with costumes and glow lights. More

Posted by acapnews at May 4, 2004 8:19 AM

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