HomeAway Employees Compete in First 'Sync Off'

Travis Sandoval lip syncs a rendition of Mariah Carey "Fantasy" in front of a live HomeAway audience.

Travis Sandoval lip syncs a rendition of Mariah Carey "Fantasy" in front of a live HomeAway audience.

Eat your heart out Jimmy Fallon!

Yesterday afternoon, the HomeAway team proved that they've got the chops to take on just about any genre of music... so long as there is no actual singing involved. The finalists in the first-ever HomeAway Lip Sync Competition competed live in front of an audience consisting of their colleagues, bosses and even our C-team! 

But how did we get to this point?

Over the summer we held an open call for video entries. We received a number of unforgettable submissions, but a panel of internal judges helped narrow the field by selecting the top three solo and group performances. These finalists moved on to the live performance round with the hopes of winning over the audience and taking home the title of the best lip sync'er at HomeAway!  

PR Specialist Christina Song belts out "7-11" from the Ramones with the help of a few of her teammates.  

PR Specialist Christina Song belts out "7-11" from the Ramones with the help of a few of her teammates.  

Fast forward to yesterday... 

While the performers finished last-minute preparations leading up to the curtain call, the audience settled in for an afternoon of entertainment with beer and refreshments courtesy of HomeAway-favorite, Taco Deli. 

With a bevy of incredible prizes on the line, including VIP ACL tickets and a $1,000 vacation, the performers pulled out all of the stops to gain the support of the crowd - from surprise costume changes and toy cars to advanced choreography and even a pizza delivery mid-song. 

While a victor won't be declared until all of the employee votes are counted on Friday, the afternoon proved to be one we won't soon forget!