Client: A National Insurance Company
Venue: Hilton Meadowvale, Mississauga, ON
Program: Battle of the Bands Lip Sync Contest Live!
Rock the Stars recently had the privilege of providing after dinner team building for an insurance company conference. The challenge was creating a program that would engage and entertain a ballroom filled with 220 attendees. Because we are Rock the Stars, this means getting everyone in the room on stage, performing in costume!
In other words, this was a perfect event for Battle of the Bands Lip Sync Contest! Participants were formed into bands and entered into the contest. After selecting costumes from our huge selection of rock star clothes and accessories, bands took the stage to lip sync and air guitar as a team to their favorite songs. To make the program truly unforgettable music was provided by a real rock band, set up behind the competitors.
Teams competed in pairs, performing 60 second versions of each song. They rocked out with prop instruments. They jumped off the stage into the audience. They strolled and strutted in full rock star regalia. After each pair of bands performed our MC asked the audience to choose the winner by applause and the winning team moved on to the next round.
The first round featured 20 amazing performances. The second showcased 8 more. In the final round 4 teams rocked out to songs like “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”, “I Will Survive” and “I Kissed a Girl”. In the end, a version of “Living’ on a Prayer” performed by The Party Crew, wowed the audience and the evening’s winner was crowned.
A great big thanks to the wonderful staff at the Hilton Meadowvale, particularly to the event team. They did an incredible job of transforming the room from a trade show to a concert hall in a short amount of time. This hotel’s staff and meeting facilities have made it a favourite place to host Rock the Stars events.