Talent on the prowl

Voting ends today for Tigers Got Talent


Junior Chaz Davis and senior KJ Reid host freshman Colin Runnels at Tigers Got Talent.

The first round of Tigers Got Talent has concluded, and now its time for students to vote.

The competition works much like the show “Americas Got Talent,” where contestants perform, and depending on the strength of their performance, contestants will advance further in the competition.

Students can log onto Knomi, watch video clips of each contestant, and vote for who they think is the best. The voting started on April 28 and ends today. The students’ votes contribute to 50 percent of the final score, and the judges determine the other 50 percent.

There are 12 singers and 3 dancers and all have been practicing hard for the next round of judging, but only two can get the gold. The first place winner receives a $300 VISA card and second place receives a $100 VISA card.

“Lawrence and I practiced almost every other day for an hour and a half, and we’ve been working really hard,” junior Elizabeth Colvin said. “The next dance is more difficult especially after having the judges critiques and factoring those in. We are dancing to the ‘Cup Song’ from ‘Pitch Perfect’ and I think people will be surprised by our dancing style and how the song is manipulated.”

The finale of the competition will take place on May 16 in the Performing Arts Center and admission will be five dollars.
“The talent this year is amazing,” technical director Trent Hanna said. “The show was interesting with a wide range of different styles and different people.”