Several students performed their talents at BYU-Idaho’s Got Talent in the Kirkham Auditorium on May 11. Students performed a variety of acts including parodies and original works.
“It was very enjoyable because it’s one of the only events where everyone can do anything they want,” said Mark Allen, a sophomore studying business management. “There can be a romantic piece followed by a beatboxer, and then a juggler.”
Allen assisted with the management of the event.
“Students can express themselves,” said Reece Pickering, a junior studying exercise physiology who also helped to manage the event. “They can come together, and can inspire other students.”
One act was a parody of the song “When You Say Nothing At All” that told the story of how the singers would not ask out another person until they had “checked for a ring.”
“I really liked the different talents they had,” said Dorley Gibson, a freshman studying psychology. “My favorite act was the ‘Rexburg Shuffle’.”
The song talked about falling down in Rexburg because of the ice and snow.
“I liked the diversity, and how it isn’t just singing or dancing,” said Grace Figueroa, a freshman studying biology. “When I saw that BYU-Idaho was having a ‘Got Talent’ show, I really wanted to see it.”
Figueroa also said her favorite act was the “Rexburg Shuffle”.
“Everyone’s putting out shows with funny dances, and songs,” Figueroa said. “Now we have our own.”
Figuero said she also liked the juggler Matlock Wyman, because he was funny, entertaining, and charismatic.
“Our FHE brother was in it, so that’s why we came,” said Katie Hilton, a freshman studying elementary education, and Mirissa Holbrook, a freshman studying English. “We also liked Wyman and O’Neal, because of how funny their act was.”
Pickering said that while there were issues with getting the gros together for the event because of time constraints they still want students to audition and participate every year.
Allen said that they want to see many more talents showcased in the future.
“The only requirement is that the students do their best with their talent,” Allen said. “It should also be entertaining or fun to watch. The activities that are on campus are run by students and created for students, so they should get involved.”
Allen said that when students get more involved in activities, they have more fun and have a better experience at school.
“We want to encourage people with any talents to come and try out [next year],” Pickering said. “Anything unusual or fun is welcome. We also want to encourage students to look in the Scroll, online, or at the ads around campus, and get involved.”