Ten NCDC finalists will once again take center stage at the culmination of the annual singing competition between Dordt and Northwestern.
Last weekend, they battled in harmony on the stage of the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt to be one step closer to
For the final round of the competition, the same 10 finalists will prepare two songs without knowing who will compete. The winners from last week’s round will be revealed that night. Once the final four are announced, the competition will begin.
The familiar faces from campus that are in the running for this weekend’s finale are senior Adam Vander Stoep, senior Alex Miles and freshman Chelsea Smith, senior Collin Gingerich, senior Erica Bauserman and junior Zach Metz and sophomore Nicole Elbers.
The Student Activities Council (SAC) has been working around the clock in preparation for the NCDC finals, the most attended round of the competition.
“I’m excited to highlight the contestants by trying some new lighting techniques,” said Aaron Beadner, director of student programs. “We’ll be offering style to keep the momentum of the show going.”
SAC has also arranged for there to be a special performance by a secret celebrity. For weeks, many students have been looking forward to finding out the identity of the famous mystery guest.
“From what I’ve heard, I think it’s a guy,” said senior Tom Westerholm. “It could be Phillip Phillips.”
Finals will begin with the announcement of the celebrity guest and the final four contestants. Those contestants will then perform one song of their choice and one from a movie soundtrack. The six contestants who do not advance will sing one song apiece as voting for the winner of NCDC is
Similar to the semifinals, there will be emcees, judges and a live Twitter feed to entertain between acts.
There will also be a chance to win a backstage pass to Risefest, a music festival featuring well-known Christian artists. Students who bring a pair of shoes for the Hands and Feet Project will be entered in a drawing to win the prize. The shoes can be either new or gently used, and any kind will be accepted.
The final round of NCDC will take place on Saturday, April 20, in the Bultman Center. The doors will open at 8:45 p.m., and the competition will begin at 9 p.m.
“Remember to come by at least 8:30,” said sophomore SAC member Justine Johnson. “That way you can get a good seat for the show, and it will help keep the traffic down.”