Best of Show is back this semester, April 2, at 8 p.m. in the Oscar A. Kirkham Auditorium. Audience members are encouraged to wear red carpet attire.
“The Best of Show, also called ‘Besties,’ is the awards show on campus highlighting the best and most memorable talent performances of the semester,” said Eve Galati, the co-manager of the show and a senior studying communication.
Best of Show will feature performers from the Big Rock Show, Battle of the Bands, Musical Moments, Nashville Nights, Acoustic Café, All that Jazz and more, according to the BYU-Idaho Student Talent Web page.
“If anyone missed a show, then they can come to Besties to see a snapshot of the best performances,” Galati said.
This semester, the show was given a makeover, said Brodie Ruggles, a co-manager of the show and a senior studying communication.
Galati said the managers for this year’s show want it to be more of an awards show.
“I sang ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ with my band from the I-Cover show,” said Makenna Hirz, a previous Best of Show participant and BYU-I alumna.
Hirz said Best of Show brought together a lot of talent and she is happy to have been a part of the show during her time at BYU-I.
“Awards will be given out after the show,” Galati said. “There have been some amazing performances throughout the semester.”
Galati said performers are chosen based on a number of factors, such as quality, audience engagement, uniqueness, amount of performers in the group and variety.
“We want the audience to be happy,” Ruggles said. “Choosing fan favorites will make for a great show. We want acts that are not only talented but get a good reaction from the audience.”
Students who compete in Best of Show are a combintation of the winners, and audiences selections from many of the different shows on campus during the semester, according to the Best of Show Web page.
“The besties show will feature amazing performers, which is the main attraction,” Galati said. “There will also be photographers looking for great outfits, cute couples and just people being generally awesome.”
Ruggles said Best of Show is going to showcase some of BYU-I’s best and talented students.
“I loved being able to perform one of my favorite songs in front of my fellow students,” Hirz said.
Galati said a lot of work and planning has gone into producing the finale show.
“We are doing everything we can to make this an enjoyable evening,” Galati said. “We are looking forward to amazing performances, great awards, show attire and everyone having a blast.”
The managers of the show encourage members to talk about the evening through social media and tweet to the performers afterwards.
“Document the evening via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #byuibesties,” Galati said. “We look forward to this amazing event.”