Showcasing students’ talents

Last Friday, the third annual talent show was put on as an opportunity to show that students can do awesome stuff.

“In the past, the money has gone to the New York trip and a new sound system. This year, the money is going towards a scholarship,” Kelsey Jackson, talent show organizer, said.

For the people involved in the talent show, there is a tech rehearsal where students are responsible to send their music and make the advisors aware of anything they’ll need for the act. The show is open audition for students wanting to get involved.

This year, the MC of the show was Shadow W. (12) who also performed in three acts. Woolf played guitar to accompany Bennett D. (9) in singing “A Team” By Ed Sheeran, singing “Hallejulah” with Molly B. (9) and Nathan K. (10), and with the band C-Stick. Shadow W. MC’d the show in the style of SNL.

Bennett D. sang “A Team” By Ed Sheeran along to Shadow W. playing guitar. With no practice besides rehearsals, Bennett D. thinks the song went alright but it wasn’t the best they could have done.

Laura C. (10) participated in the talent show as well. Laura C. performed a piano solo of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” by Elton John which she has learned over the summer for fun. After Laura C. decided to audition, she practiced her piece every day in preparation.

“My performance went much better than I expected. Usually, I freeze up with nerves which leads to a performance that I am not proud of. The show as a whole had a very casual, comedic atmosphere, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.” Laura C. (10) said.

Another act was Hayley S.’s (10) musical theatre jazz dance to the song “I’m the Greatest Star”. Hayley S. did not have to make many preparations besides finding her costume for the dance routine. Hayley S. also had to practice because although she does competitive dance, she had not done that particular one in a year.

Hayley S. said “I do competitive dance and I have not done that dance since last year, so it would have probably gone better with a couple more practices.”

The participants enjoyed being involved in and watching the talent show, concluding another successful year of the new tradition.

Bennett D. said “I did it (the talent show) last year and it was a fun experience and I also like to get involved, especially when it’s something fun like singing.”

By Sarah Penix

penix.sarah@oakwoodschools.org

Performing Peers: In the talent show there were 15 acts with students of all grades involved in it. Laura Chase (10) said "The show as a whole had a very casual, comedic atmosphere, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves."

Performing Peers: In the talent show there were 15 acts with students of all grades involved in it. Laura Chase (10) said “The show as a whole had a very casual, comedic atmosphere, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.”

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