On April 8, 2011, get ready to have some fun, fun, fun, fun at Albion College.
Albion had originally planned to play host to Sean Kingston for the 2011 Big Show, but after hearing Rebecca Black’s hit single “Friday”, Campus Programs and Organizations (CPO) decided to contact her instead.
Black will now be performing at the college in place of Kingston. The date has also been moved from Monday, April 4 to the following Friday, which is the day after Thursday and the day before Saturday (and for those who needed to know, Sunday comes afterwards).
“We wanted to give the students a show they would never forget,” said Jessica Reersch, CPO director. “After seeing the way students were reacting to Rebecca’s new song, how could we not try to get her to perform here?”
Black’s single “Friday” is ranked number 49 in iTunes top songs, surpassing other female artists such as Britney Spears, Ke$ha, and Katy Perry. Kingston was not rated in the top 200 at the time of publication.
While most people think Black’s “talent” is a joke, students at Albion college disagree. Reactions to the news of this change have been extremely positive among both faculty and students.
“Rebecca’s single is actually set as my current ringtone,” said Trey Fullison, Flint junior. “I’m so proud of Albion College for stepping up to the plate and booking this show.”
Opening for Black is another young, up and coming star, Jenna Rose. While not as well known as Black, Rose’s single, “My Jeans,” is also climbing to the top of the charts.
“This is the first year I’m actually really looking forward to this show,” said college President Ronna Dandall. “I can relate to Rebecca’s song so well. She wakes up at seven in the morning and has to get fresh and go downstairs before grabbing her bowl of cereal. I hear that and I think to myself, ‘Hey, I do that too!’”
The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. CPO has advised students to get there early so you can decide which seat you should take.