Room For Growth in First-Annual Talent Show

April 28, 2014

The Zoetics

Last Thursday, ASK Academy’s first-ever talent show went down in a packed room at the Elk’s Lodge. The show, put on by the Student Council, boasted 14  acts, ranging from singing, to comedy skits, to video game programming.

While some aspects of the show went smoothly, there were quite a few technical difficulties with the sound system. “It went well except for the fact that scholars did not have internet connection or microphones,” said council member David Moores.

“The best part of performing in front of an audience was that I felt proud to actually show people something that I love to do, and that they didn’t boo at me  – something that’s part of my fear of singing in front of people,” said seventh grader Jenifer Guzman about her performance of ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ by Miranda Lambert.

“I think the talent show went extremely well, as one of the acts and as council president, I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out,” said senior Austin Reed. He performed twice, singing ‘Dark Horse’ by Katy Perry and ‘Let It Go’ from the movie Frozen.

Reed said this about the performers, “I think my favorite part about performing was being able to make the audience enjoy it, when it comes down to it a performer is someone who wants to bring joy to a crowd and not just “Let it Go” and “Dark Horse” did that, but the whole show.”

Project Manager Karen Pierce said she was proud of the scholars that put it together and performed, but there was plenty of room for improvement.  She said a better try-out process would have been helpful. “Talent shows are usually an honor to perform in, not everyone who tries out gets to perform,” she said. She said she appreciated the enthusiasm of each of the acts, but saw that a lot of scholars weren’t prepared to perform in front of a crowd, or had not practiced enough.

Lastly, Pierce would have liked to see the technology issues fixed next year. Many scholars played their songs directly from their iPods, and there were no speakers. “That didn’t work so well. All of the music should have been loaded on to one computer a week before, to avoid those issues.”

Overall, she said the show went well considering it was the school’s first attempt at it.



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One Comment on “Room For Growth in First-Annual Talent Show”

  1. Jordan Hines Says:

    The cold never bothered me anyway.


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