NC/DC will kick off its sixth year this Friday, Oct. 30, with the Northwestern selection show at 9:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
“This started back in 2003 with Northwestern Idol. Our spin-off from the popular TV show was a huge success, so the following year we asked Dordt College to join us,” said Lori Couch, Director of Student Activities. “Six years later and NC/DC is still a hit on both campuses.”
This Friday evening, eager NW singers will perform at the selection show. Monday and Tuesday following the show, students will be able to vote for their favorite performer at www.ncdcextreme.com. Students that miss the show can check out the NC/DC Web site for a recap of each performance.
The top five groups will advance and compete against Dordt in the semi-finals on Friday, Nov. 6, at 10 p.m. in the Bultman Center. The finals will be held at Dordt’s BJ Haan building on Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 p.m.
The first three years of this event, Dordt claimed the winning title, but the past two years, NW has brought home the winning title.
Junior Morgan De Jong, reigning NC/DC champion from last year, said, “The opportunity is amazing and I get to use what God has given me to bring the campus together for a couple weekends of fun and good music.”
Originally, De Jong was not planning on singing at NC/DC this year. Then she found out that God had a different plan in mind.
“I vowed I’d never do it again,” De Jong said, “but God has a sense of humor, and when I say never, he decides the complete opposite.”
Junior Jennifer Nilson also had an enjoyable experience singing in NCDC last year.
“I had a lot of fun as a participant last year,” said Nilson. “It was a great way to get involved on campus and do what I love at the same time.”
Although Nilson is not performing this year, she is still planning on going to the competition.
“I am very excited to watch and vote this year,” says Nilson. “The talent will be amazing this year, as NW talent always is.”