Western students came out in packs to witness the talent that their fellow peers were capable of. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Western Activities Council (WAC) held their annual talent show in Blum 218.
Many students and family members were in attendance to support the contestants. The WAC Talent Show was hosted by junior Mike Rose who entertained and amused the crowd.
In between acts, Rose picked out raffle tickets and the winners received two free tickets to the annual spring concert, featuring Ludacris, in April.
Vice President of the Student Government Association Julia Buescher was very proud of the amount of students that were in attendance.
“The acts just keep improving as the years go on. This is actually probably the best talent that we’ve had on our show since the years I’ve been here,” Buescher said.
The auditions for the talent show were held over the course of two days.
Buescher explained that the candidates were chosen based off of how many people of the same talent auditioned.
“For example, if there were 10 singers but we don’t want a whole act being just 10 singers, or 10 dancers, we would try and mix it up and then choose the best of three or four of those. So that way we can add a little variety to the show,” Buesher said.
The talent act included poetry, dancing, singing and even beat boxing.
Sophomore Kiyale Walker was in attendance and was amazed at the acts that took place.
“Everyone did an amazing job, I think I might try out for this next year. I did not know you could do stuff besides singing,” Walker said.
The talent show was judged by SGA President Daniel Hager, Multicultural Education Coordinator Latoya Fitzpatrick and Administrative Coordinator Dana Heldenbrand.
Ivory Cohens, winner from last year, preformed a duet with Romello Clark. Cohens and Clark danced a romantic piece together and as a result won the $100 first-place prize.
“It feels really rewarding, like all of my hard work paid off, and best of all getting to keep my title,” Cohens said.
Missouri Western has held talent shows for its students for over 10 years and WAC does not plan on changing that anytime soon.