Students performing in BYU-I’s Got Talent shared their talents of singing, juggling, jump roping, beat boxing and spray painting art.
One of the first acts was Sheldon Boone, a sophomore studying health education. She said she has a passion for singing and loves to share her talent whenever she has the chance.
Boone said she started singing when she was young, and aspires to continue doing better with her talent.
“I sang the song ‘You’re the One that I Want’ from Grease at a county fair when I was about three years old,” Boone said. “I think singing is fun, but I still get after-show jitters. Someday, I want to go to Broadway.”
As the show progressed, Clarke Hawkinson, a freshman studying mechanical engineering, shared his talent of juggling.
“I started juggling when I was about 12 years old but I didn’t really get into it until I was 20. I saw someone at BYU juggling clubs and thought that was really cool,” Hawkinson said. “I like going to the juggling workshops to practice, and I consider it a full-time hobby.”
A gro of six men called Tempo Rush shared their musical talents by singing a capella.
Timothy Gomm, a sophomore studying accounting and a member of Tempo Rush, said the gro found out about the auditions for the talent show two days before, but practiced a song and decided to go with it. Students can expect to see them again in a barbershop gro next semester.
Additionally, a gro called Proform Airborn participated in the show by performing a number of explosive jump roping stunts.
“Jump rope is a sport, not a child’s game or work out like most people think, but it’s a sport that people from all over compete in,” said Mike Cook, a sophomore studying exercise physiology and a member of the gro.
Daniel Wiseman, a freshman studying mechanical engineering, showed the audience his talent of spray painting art.
“My cousin taught me how to spray paint and we did it one year for the variety show,” Wiseman said. “It started out as a hobby, but then I started selling my art at farmers market.”
The last act of the night was Victor Kim, a senior studying art, who shared his talent of dancing and beat boxing.
Kim said he was nervous as he prepared for his performance.
“This is not my first show, but I’m nervous because I’m trying something new. I am going to try to dance and beat box,” Kim said. “I learned how to beat box on my mission, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”
Devon Schroen, a senior studying art education, said he thought the concert had many different talents in the show.
“I really liked that there was variety,” Schroen said. “There were talents that I wouldn’t have thought of, like the girl that sang with her mouth closed and the jump ropers. I really enjoy on-campus experiences, because they are lifting and encouraging.”
Vanessa Lindsey, a junior studying health science and manager of the Got Talent Show, said that the show is a team effort with everyone who helps out and makes it enjoyable for all those that attend the show.
“I wouldn’t be able to do the talent show without everyone because the performers are amazing,” Lindsey said. “It’s good to be involved. It not only helps you as an individual, but it helps you think about others and gets you to think outside the box as you try to expand your talents.”