The atrium of the J.C. Williams Center was filled with music, laughter and dancing on Saturday night as students sang the evening away at Karaoke for Life.
Multi-colored letters strung up at the door announced the event, and bright, colorful streamers decorated the atrium. Entry to the event was by donation, with all proceeds going to AIM Women’s Center. Attendees enjoyed free Chick-fil-A nuggets and soda in addition to theentertainment.
Though there were few attendees when the event began at 8 p.m., students continued to arrive as the night continued. More students watched the fun over the balcony railings of the upper floor.
The crowd was lively, supportively cheering on everyone who was bold enough to take the stage and try their hand at karaoke. Spectators sang along to classic tunes such as “Take Me Home,Country Roads,” and enthusiastic dancing — from swing to macarena — broke out among those listening.
The party continued until 11 p.m. as groups and stand-alone singers kept the entertainment rolling by performing everything from “Tequila” to “Fireflies.”
Sophia Santander, junior, said, “Karaoke’s really fun ’cause it doesn’t matter what you sound like . . . It’s like a big party.”
“It’s really cool to hear all the students’ different talents,” Catherine Noël, freshman, said.
“It draws people together,” said Miguel Diaz, freshman. “It gives people the opportunity to sing, have a good time, exhibit some of their talents and just look ridiculous.”
Karaoke for Life was sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Students for Life.