Written by Kambria Amidan
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents at a school-wide talent show.
BYU-Idaho’s Got Talent will be on Feb. 3 from 8-10 p.m. in the Oscar A. Kirkham Building Auditorium, according to BYU-I’s master calendar.
Norene Mamani, the show manager and a junior studying psychology, said the show will include many new aspects this year. Some of them will include the emcee interacting with the audience, prizes and audience interactions with the performers.
“The cool thing is that it’s never the same,” Mamani said. “I’ve seen it every single semester, and it’s still always blowing my mind.”
Mamani said she enjoys meeting all the performers each semester.
“The performers are a pretty lively bunch of people,” Mamani said. “There are always things that nobody expects.”
Mamani said it is important for students to go to the event to support friends, find out if they want to do it another semester or even just for a fun date night opportunity.
“The auditions are always amazing and packed with talent,” Mamani said. “The talent is a little bit of everything.”
Mamani said she has worked with Talent Activities on campus since her first semester.
Mamani said there are shows that Talent Activities put on for everyone. Some of these include Disney-themed shows, dance-themed shows and rock-band-themed shows.
Kailey Branson, a freshman studying elementary education, said she is especially excited for this semester’s BYU-I’s Got Talent.
“I’ve heard it’s going to be even better than any other semester,” Branson said.
Mamani said one of her favorite parts of managing the show is meeting everyone who participates.
“They’re good examples of leaders and people who are cultivating and sharing their talents,” Mamani said.