Four of Geneseo's student a capella groups presented an entertaining fall show to a rowdy audience in Wadsworth Auditorium on Saturday night.
Hips 'n Harmony, Southside Boys, Exit 8 and Between the Lines showed off their versatile singing and beat boxing talents through song choices ranging from classic doo-wop to Lady Gaga and just about everything in between.
The all-female group Hips 'n Harmony opened the evening's show and was followed by Between the Lines, a relatively new addition to the a capella scene at Geneseo. Between the Lines started with a classic rock number from Bon Jovi and then quickly switched it up with a "tender mood" spin on the Timbaland featuring OneRepublic hit "Apologize."
Exit 8, another co-ed group, took the stage to raucous applause and cheering from the audience. The group's charming version of the Ben Folds and Regina Spektor duet "You Don't Know Me" captured the back-and-forth dialogue between the two voices in the song even better than the original did. The group finished up its first act performance with Jason Derulo's "Whatcha Say."
The last act before intermission, Southside Boys gave an impassioned performance of Mika's "Grace Kelly" with each new soloist trying to outdo the last, much to the crowd's delight.
After a short break, junior Josh Carney began the second act by asking a dangerous question: "Does anybody here like *NSYNC?" Unfortunately for those who answered in the affirmative, the men of Between the Lines happened to be Backstreet Boys fans. They showed their love for the '90s boy band by donning sunglasses and hilariously performing of "Larger Than Life."
Not to be outdone, Hips 'n Harmony paid tribute to its favorite '90s singer with Cher's "Believe;" the performance was complemented by the beat boxing talents of sophomore Emily Cirincione. The ladies finished up with an impressive medley of Lady Gaga songs and then surrendered the stage to the Southside Boys. The guys didn't disappoint, ending with Bon Jovi's "It's My Life."
"I have been to a lot of these concerts to see friends and I love going back because there's always such a good mix of songs, there's something for everyone," said sophomore Sarah Spaker.
The evening closed with Exit 8's comical take on the popular YouTube viral video "Bed Intruder Song" that left the crowd laughing almost louder than they could applaud. You can run and tell that, homeboy, and be sure to check out the Facebook pages of all of the groups for more a capella music.