UPC Presents: Frostburg’s Got Talent

Frostburg State University hosted its first annual talent show in the Lane University center on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The night consisted of singers, poets, dancers and Frostburg State’s first ever rap cypher live on stage.

Ten to fifteen students were selected to showcase their talents for a chance to win prizes and an opportunity to perform at a student activity sponsored event. With charismatic hosts Courtney Young and Samuel Louissant to help guide the acts throughout the night, all of the performances were impressive.

Alexandria Stewart started the night off right with a contemporary dance piece to the sultry and smooth “Fool of Me” by Me’shell NdegeOcello.

Alyssa Winters wowed the crowd with her commanding vocals of the classic song “Alone” by hard rock group Heart. Imani Andrea and Jhaneal Stoute shared their very inspiring yet intimate creative poetry with the audience. To lighten the mood, Mathew Nairn impressed the crowd with his rendition of the hit song “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, reproducing all the lyrics in sign language. La Fem, an African dance team here on campus, enticed the crowd with their fiery and synchronized dance style on stage. Kanice Lewis displayed her powerful vocals with her spin on Rihanna’s hit “Stay.” Gabrielle Adair serenaded the crowd with Disclosure’s “Latch.”

Dean Holt commented on Frostburg’s Got Talent, stating, “The performances could have taken fewer intermissions, but my favorite performance was Gabby. My suggestion for next year is maybe they could make it a little more comfortable for the performers to exert their talent.”

Kanice Hurley added “The performances were good, but some could have been better. My favorite contestant was Gabby.” Andrea took  third place, Adair landed in second place, and Stout took home the prize for first place in this year’s Frostburg’s Got Talent. For more information on upcoming events, please visit https://www.facebook.com/FrostburgStateUPC

214All pictures credited to TBL/Adranisha Stephens



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