Tryouts are coming soon for the popular singing competition, NC/DC, between Dordt and Northwestern.
The annual singing contest usually brings in around 20 Northwestern hopefuls. Individuals and groups with any level of musical talent are encouraged to sign up.
“For tryouts, we understand that there may not be enough time for students to put everything together that they have in mind for the preliminaries,” said student coordinator junior Alexis Graves. “If that is the case, singing a cappella or an acoustic version will give us a good idea of your talent.” After tryouts, the NC/DC committee will select 12 groups or individuals to send on to the preliminary round, which will take place at 9 p.m. on Friday, March
22, in Christ Chapel. NW students will vote online for the top five
performances. Dordt students will also be
voting for the top five from their own preliminary round.
On Saturday, April 13, the semi-final round will take place in BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt. The top five performances from NW will be pitted against the top five from Dordt. Each will perform one song and students will vote online for the top two. All candidates will then prepare one song of their choice and one song from a movie.
Finals will take place on Satuday, April 20, in the Bultman Center. The top four finalists will be announced and will perform two musical numbers. Voting will take place at the finals, during which the six semi-finalists will perform. A special guest judge and performer will be present at the final round.
The winner of NC/DC will win a $500 cash prize.
Sophomore Noah Hollinger and his brother, junior Josh, made it to the semi-final round last year. He hopes to return to the competition this year.
“It was a great experience,” Noah said. “I loved it. It was fun to hang out with the other performers back stage, and performing was pretty cool, too.”
Tryouts will be from 9 to 11 p.m. on Monday, March 18, and 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in the SAC room of the RSC. Applications are available on MyNWC.