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Monmouth’s Got Talent

November 18, 2016

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

Students around campus gathered to watch their colleagues showcase their talents at the annual Monmouth’s Got Talent show last Friday. The event was held in the Dahl Chapel and Auditorium and was hosted by A.S.A.P.

The event was emceed by Thomas Burkhead and Rebecca Mills and started off with a dance performance from members of A.S.A.P.

Performances included a poem from Keishra Jackson, a cover of Adele’s “When We Were Young” from Morgan Ellers and Melanie Costin, a dance performance from Sergio Hernandez, and many more. All participants were judged by Wedine Bolon, Brad Sturgeon, and Erika Buckley and chose three of the best performances of the night.

Senior Cole Downey won third place with a spoken word performance, and senior Cristian Corbett took second with a performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Wayfaring Stranger.”

“I’m very grateful,” said Downey. “This kind of stuff is hard, and there are a lot of talent folk at this school. I’m always thankful to have a crowd willing to let me speak. I understand spoken word can be a slight change in pace during a show like this, especially with such a talent crew.”

Freshman Maddi Denault wowed the crowd with her performance of Lady Gaga’s Ayo. Her performance was enough to put her in first, winning this year’s talent show.

“I was completely shocked. There were so many people with so many different and amazing talents,” said Denault. “I’m glad to a part of a college that not only accepts all different talents, but rewards them.”

A.S.A.P.’s next event will be “We’re Feudin’ Game Show” on Friday, November 18th at 7 P.M. in the Dahl Chapel.

Cristian Corbett
Co-Editor in Chief

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