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Spring Sing 2017

On Friday, contestants for Spring Sing 2017 will take the stage of Pauley Pavilion. The annual event brings together music, rap, dance and comedy performances into one evening. Read more...

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Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist.
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Spring Sing 2017: Last year’s winner returns to stage with three-person band HELEN

Laura Savage, Temme Scott and Libby Hsieh crouched around a computer screen, ready to turn in their Spring Sing 2017 application. But as Scott lifted her finger to hit “submit,” the trio stopped and remembered they had forgotten to fill in one detail – their band name. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year students Temme Scott, Laura Savage and Libby Hsieh (left to right) formed their band HELEN this year and will perform a folk ballad at Spring Sing 2017. Savage won the talent competition last year as a soloist.
 (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Ryan Nealon and second-year psychology student Jada Banks-Mace will be singing a duet with their band, Third Degree, at Spring Sing 2017. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017: Ryan Nealon finally takes the Pauley stage with his band Third Degree

Ryan Nealon has auditioned for Spring Sing four years in a row with three different band names. This year, the fourth-year ethnomusicology student will finally take the Pauley Pavilion stage with his band, Third Degree; it will be their first time performing in the show. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Ryan Nealon and second-year psychology student Jada Banks-Mace will be singing a duet with their band, Third Degree, at Spring Sing 2017. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Ryan Nealon and second-year psychology student Jada Banks-Mace will be singing a duet with their band, Third Degree, at Spring Sing 2017. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Stefan Dismond will perform rap music with the band Stefan Dismond and the Love Supreme for the group's first time at Spring Sing. He started out creating ringtones and now will be one of the first rappers to perform at the talent show in several years. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017: Stefan Dismond and the Love Supreme brings rap back to the competition

Stefan Dismond appreciates how rap gives a voice to people whose voices aren’t normally heard. The third-year English student will be performing his rap music with the band Stefan Dismond and the Love Supreme at Spring Sing. Read more...

Photo: Stefan Dismond will perform rap music with the band Stefan Dismond and the Love Supreme for the group's first time at Spring Sing. He started out creating ringtones and now will be one of the first rappers to perform at the talent show in several years. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Stefan Dismond will perform rap music with the band Stefan Dismond and the Love Supreme for the group's first time at Spring Sing. He started out creating ringtones and now will be one of the first rappers to perform at the talent show in several years. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing talent directors Kayla Samuels, Chelsey Brody and Angela Navas and executive director Paige Allenspach (left to right) were on the committee that chose the final 17 performers who will appear on stage on Friday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017: Committee discusses selection process of final 17 performances

Spring Sing 2017 saw more applicants than any other year of the talent show’s 72-year history. The 15 members of the Spring Sing Committee narrowed down this year’s around 100 applicants to the final 17 performers that will appear onstage Friday. Read more...

Photo: Spring Sing talent directors Kayla Samuels, Chelsey Brody and Angela Navas and executive director Paige Allenspach (left to right) were on the committee that chose the final 17 performers who will appear on stage on Friday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing talent directors Kayla Samuels, Chelsey Brody and Angela Navas and executive director Paige Allenspach (left to right) were on the committee that chose the final 17 performers who will appear on stage on Friday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Fifth-year film student Imaan Fitzgerald plays the ukulele, guitar and piano and began writing her own songs in middle school.  She will be performing a solo soul set at Spring Sing this year. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017: Imaan Fitzgerald

Nine-year-old Imaan Fitzgerald stood in front of 1,000 people and began to sing “We Are a Family,” her voice bouncing off the steep walls of Crystal Cathedral. Read more...

Photo: Fifth-year film student Imaan Fitzgerald plays the ukulele, guitar and piano and began writing her own songs in middle school. She will be performing a solo soul set at Spring Sing this year. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Fifth-year film student Imaan Fitzgerald plays the ukulele, guitar and piano and began writing her own songs in middle school.  She will be performing a solo soul set at Spring Sing this year. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)