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On September 7th, Mrs. Hill directed and hosted a lip-sync battle in the MHS quad. Filled with a variety of snacks and an assortment of entertainment, Mochella was an interesting experience. There were a total of eighteen performances.

There were a multitude of performances from drama students, ASB, and other groups on campus. Different types of lip-sync performances took place, including choreographed dances, sock puppets, and dramatic interpretations of songs. 

After all the performances had been completed, the audience was able to vote online for their favorite song and performer. The winner was then announced the next day, being a tie between two different performances—”Man or a Muppet” and “Meet the Plastics.” The winners received a cash prize of $40 per group. The second place group winner, a lip-sync of  1000 Miles, won $20. 

“I loved it, I’m so happy so many people turned out and I think everyone enjoyed all the concessions and the music ” said Aubrey Sotelo, a junior who performed in “Meet the Plasticsfrom Mean Girls

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Aisis, a freshman who fauxsang to “Hold On” by Katy Nichole, when asked about her opinion on Mochella, said: “it’s great!”

Throughout the show, MCs Itzel Pedroza and Andrew Cervantes both introduced songs and performed in them, such as the song “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie

Itzel, who partook in a sock puppet lip-sync of  “Man or a Muppet” from The Muppet Movie, said: “I think it was amazing. I think it was successful.”

Very successful,” commented Andrew.

“I know all of our performers had a lot of fun performing in it despite the stress and the nerves—we did have so much fun,” stated Itzel.

“Last year was better, but it turned out pretty good, especially with the short amount of time,” opined Jamie Bryce, a sophomore who performed in a choreographed lip-sync to the song “Falling For Ya” from Teen Beach Movie.

Mrs. Hill, the director of Mochella, was proud of how the fundraising event turned out. “It was so nice! I thought the weather was perfect, I thought our crowd and our audience were amazing; everybody had a really fun time and it’s always nice to be out there to see the kids,” she reported. 

Overall, Mochella was a memorable event, filled with fauxsinging and entertaining performances.

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    Alynah PotterSep 19, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    i was there and it was super good and entertaining.