Article: The Talent Show: Behind the Curtain and More.Published by tara.pina on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:14
Ah the talent show! One of the biggest, if not, the biggest event at SJHS. An opportunity for students to show the school what tricks they’ve got up their sleeves, or simply a burning passion for music and the arts. It looks fun to be a part of, and many of these acts shock us because they come from the people who tend to be outcasts. But what lies behind the curtain of confidence these people drape over their faces when performing? If you keep reading, you’ll get an idea as to how these performers really feel. Before we get into what the contestants feel, let’s listen to what the audience has to say.
First off, what kind of performances are you expecting? This year’s freshmen, Sky David, Marsha Woods, Arianie Perez, and Daniel Boggess all agree that there’s going to be a lot of music related performances.
“A lot of singing, dancing, and instruments” Arianie said.
Another thing we should go over is of these students would ever consider auditioning, and what they’d do. When this topic popped up, it was a direct “no” from Sky, but she did say she’d play guitar and do it with a band. For Marsha, it depends on what she’d want to do.
“I’d probably show my art or an animation”, she answered.
What Daniel would consider doing is sing and “maybe an easy song on the guitar.”
Before we move on these people have a question for the contestants.
“Is it scary to be up there?” (Sky David)
“How are you not nervous in front of people?” (Arianie Perez)
Now that we’re through with that, let’s listen to what Hanah Cornaby and Christine White, two of the stars of the show have to say. How long did it take for them to figure out what they wanted to do, and were they hesitant about auditioning. Both girls were hesitant about the auditions.
“I was. I knew there were lots of talented people”, said Hanah.
“Yeah, especially since I wrote my own song.” (Christine White).
Judging by the applause they received from the crowd that Friday morning, they both did an amazing job. Well, that’s all the time we have. So what was your favorite performance and will you consider signing up for next year?