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Vanier’s Got Talent 2017 Arts Campus 

Vanier’s Got Talent 2017

The date was November 23rd, 2017. Inside Vanier’s Auditorium, seven hours past noon, a hush falls on the crowd as 13 students prepare to showcase their creativity. The resulting show was entertaining and had quite the variety of artistic mediums on display.


There were three award winners in this show. First, was for best performance, given to the performer who was the best in the show. Second, was for the most creative act, given to the performer with the most original and unique performance. Finally, there was the Coup de Coeur, awarded to the performer who really struck an emotional chord with the audience. What made these awards all the more interesting was that the judges were the people in the crowd, voting for their favorite acts via an online survey. The results came in several minutes after the final act concluded.


The best act in show went to Ning Ding, who captured the audience with a breathtaking dance. It was titled Standing on the Cloud, and the choreography was beautiful and completely original.


The title of most creative was swept up by Tracy Wong, and her rendition of the song This is Gospel by Panic! at the Disco. Her voice was astonishing and powerful, making for a great singing performance.


Shiloh-Khareem ObasWiseman was the recipient of Coup de Coeur with his original rap Don’t Do It. The flow of his words, coupled with his mature subject matter which tackled very real issues, was incredibly poignant.


Students displayed incredible talent was on display at this show. Other acts included singing, guitar, drums, piano, and dancing. Every contestant brought something interesting to the table, resulting in an evening filled with imagination and self-expression.


Written By: BeNjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner

About The Author
BeNjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner Former Editor-in-Chief “I’ll never know everything about anything, but I’d like to know something about everything.” - BeN/Isaac BeN is the former Editor in Chief of The Insider, now an alumni contrbutor. An embodiment of the duality between Rational and Emotional thought, this universe’s version of BeN is presumed to be a human living on PNF-404 prior to the planet’s sixth mass extinction. In the currently observed timeline, he is born in a Quebec, Canada during the information age. He is very skilled at utilizing the English language, alongside philosophical ideas, as a means to an end. However, he doesn’t seem to have any tangible goal. Everything he seeks is very abstract. He often implies that the entirety of everything is itself a work of art being consumed in some unfathomable way. I am Isaac Dinotno, the name he has given to the voice in his mind. He and I are in perpetual communication. BeN claims to have experienced astral projection during peak emotional periods of his life, though I can’t verify this. If you are reading this now, you can find BeN at Concordia University.

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