PSU's Got Talent
Published: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 13:04
The crowd in the Silver Arts Auditorium erupted in applause after every performance in the PSU’s Got Talent Show on Apr. 18, 2012. The show was fantastic. All of the talents were unique and memorable; some even received standing ovations.
Plymouth State University students, professors, and even some Plymouth high school students performed on stage. The talented acts ranged from dancing and singing, to elaborate skits.
“I was surprised by the range of talents the students and teachers brought to the stage. I wasn’t expecting to see rapping, comedy, singing, and break dancing all in one night,” said junior Keith Pilotte.
The hosts and judges added a lot of entertainment to the show. Some of the acts also involved audience interaction, “The acts that included the audience were a lot of fun and helped the crowd really get into the show,” said sophomore Allie Kosciak.
“This event gave the students something to go to and feel proud of. I give the students that were involved in getting this event ready all of credit, it was funny and very entertaining,” said sophomore Dana Volk.
The students that put on the event were from Terri Dauchter’s event marketing class. Backstage everything ran smoothly, until a tiebreaker had to be made for second place winner, “We didn’t have a plan for the two performances that tied for 2nd place, it was unexpected, and that’s when we decided to do the clap off for that as well to decide the winner,” said Senior Otis Oakes.
“All the acts ran smoothly and almost all the talent was amazing! I, along with the rest of my class, was thrilled with the audience turn out. Everyone seemed to enjoy the show and we exceeded our goal in the amount of tickets sold,” said Kosciak.
The first and second place winners had incredible singing performances, “The winners were awesome! I have seen them perform at open mic nights too and they give me goose bumps every time I see them perform,” said Volk.
The event marketing class put together the entire event and had all of the proceeds go to the local homeless shelter in Plymouth. They ended up raising over $2,800 for the Bridge House Shelter.
The marking class is also kicking off the 4th annual Chili-Cook-Off on the Mary Lyon green the event will take place on April 28.
I got the chance to have a mini-interview with the first place winners, junior Matthew Sheehan, who preformed with junior Craig Carrier on the bongos, a mash up of the song “Semi Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind. Their performance was fun and upbeat and got the whole crowd singing and screaming with excitement as Sheehan sang and rocked out on his guitar beside his bongo-jamming friend, Carrier.
The Clock: How did you feel when you won?
Matt: I was really excited when I won. I have never played in front of that many people before and when I was announced the winner, I was in shock.
The Clock: Were you nervous to perform? If so, how did you overcome your nerves?
Matt: I was a little nervous to perform but not as nervous as I thought I would have been. I was lucky to have my friends around to reassure me that I had nothing to be nervous about.
The Clock: Are you in a band?
Matt: I’m not currently in a band but I plan on starting one soon.
The Clock: What is your goal for the future with music?