Durham Lip Sync Battle: Meet the Contestants

Like LL Cool J, but cooler


DUCK have teamed up with MTV Staying Alive, Loveshack and Beam Shoes to bring The Lip Sync Battle to Durham this Thursday.

Carefully selected student performers from each college will battle it out on stage and are set to be judged by a tough panel of uni-wide BNOC’s; Mikey Dicks, Georgie Thomas and Hugo Briggs.

Prizes include 4 tickets to see the live Lip Sync Battle UK in London, a pair of light up Beam Shoes, as well as MTV, Fat Buddha and Loveshack Prizes

The night itself will be fundraising for MTV’s charity, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation – supporting young people all over the world to educate their communities and peers on HIV and how to protect themselves. All ticket money will be donated to the cause.

The Tab spoke to a few of the many performers as they prepare for their big night:

Bella Bruschini and Beth Mellefont

bella and beth

What are you most looking forward to?

We’re most looking forward to having a laugh and also having a sneaky peak at the prizes

What is your all time favourite song?

Work – Rhianna

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

Only clue is it’ll be a throwback to year 8 discos

Who is your biggest rival?

We are a dream team, like Mary-Kate and Ashley, so we’d say that they are our rivals in life

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

Fun groovy entertainers

Emm Brooks and Elizabeth Hanson

emm and elizabeth

What are you most looking forward to?

Experiencing Shack on a Thursday…

What is your all time favourite song?

Shania Twain – Man! I feel like a woman!

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

Expect rap from Detroit, cheese from Salt Lake and a pinch of spice from London

Who is your biggest rival?

Oliver Grocutt. You know why…

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

Young, Wild and Free

Felix Torrance, Oliver Grocutt, Charles Ingell and Matt Walker

felix

What are you most looking forward to?

Being finished

What is your all time favourite song?

Love yourself by Justin bieber, it’s got such a powerful message

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

No.

Who is your biggest rival?

Channing Tatum

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

Hot, cool, fresh

Calum Scott

calum scott

What are you most looking forward to?

It has to be the crowd. Knowing that everyone is going to witness my pure skill. I just love people who love to watch me.

What is your all time favourite song?

“Simply the Best” by Tina Turner. Not only is it a great tune but it also describes me.

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

Let’s just say the audience better get their Wellies out. I’m getting wet just thinking about it,

Who is your biggest rival?

I’m not too sure I have one. I know that the “competition” should all be scared of my amazing talent. Lip Syncing is my life calling.

Breaking All the Rules!

Anuradha Damale

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What are you most looking forward to?

Actually having a good excuse for making a scene of myself in public. I once chased kitchen roll down Saddler Street, and it almost got run over. It was a lot.

What is your all time favourite song?

Faithfully by Journey. Listen to it in surround sound and tell me you don’t find yourself jumping around to the drum fills!

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

I don’t want to give too much away, but the song is Wyclef’s musical highlight – perhaps second only to his appearance in We Are The World 25 for Haiti

Who is your biggest rival?

WE SHOULD ALL JUST BE FRIENDS AND HOLD HANDS (everyone is my rival)

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

On Dat Stage

Sam Assim

sam assim

What are you most looking forward to?

Really moving people with my performance, on all levels but physical.

What is your all time favourite song?

When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

I thought we weren’t meant to say..

Who is your biggest rival?

I’d have to say Em and Elizabeth. I’ve seen them sync before and their chemistry could be tough to beat. Sometimes I get mixed up as to who’s who.

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

Sex. Sex. Sex.

Tina Soh and Emilie DC

emilie dc

What are you most looking forward to?

Winning beam shoes

What is your all time favourite song?

Tina’s is Teenage Dirtbag Emilie’s is Bohemian Rhapsody

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

A banger bigger than our bums

Who is your biggest rival?

Beyoncé

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

Two fat Amys

Emma Price

emma price

What are you most looking forward to?

Working the same stage Cascada once trod. I’m moving up in this world.

What is your all time favourite song?

Anything from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Any clues as to what you’ll be synchin?

All I’m saying is you better bring your hygrometer, cause things are gonna get steamy

Who is your biggest rival?

The small part of me that still has shame

Describe your onstage persona in 3 words.

D T F