15 February 2019

Lip Sync Battle

Students and a few brave teachers demonstrated some amazing skills in the first Sevenoaks concert of its kind, hosted by Sevenoaks Amnesty International VSU.

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On Friday 8 February, the Sevenoaks Amnesty International VSU hosted their inaugural Lip Sync Battle. Weeks of teamwork and planning helped shine a light on the lack of political freedom in Saudi Arabia through the outstanding performances of eight staff and 18 student performers.

Just over 300 people joined us in the Pamoja Hall, and we were able to raise over £1500 for Amnesty as well as the CAIRN Trust who fund rural schools in Nepal. With recent cases like the imprisonment of campaigners for women’s right to drive, we are proud to support Amnesty International’s work in ensuring that the silenced have a voice.

The judges’ jobs proved to be extremely difficult as each performance demonstrated significant lip sync skills along with the ability to inhabit or remake anew the personas of Celine Dion, the Spice Girls, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, and Elsa from Frozen among many others.

Ultimately Mr Shelley’s and Mr Harris’s moving rendition of ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth took first place in the teachers’ category through its intense expression of brotherly love. In the students’ category, the Upper Sixth group of Maria R, Lexi, Imme, and Marie-Therese also won the judges’ hearts with their sparkling and energetic take on the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’.

Gabby Tan, Lower Sixth

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