The Walkersville’s Got Talent showcase is coming up this week and they’re inviting everyone! Walkersville’s Got Talent is a place for you to showcase all your special talents for a prize and ultimate bragging rights.
“In the past we’ve had a sort of cabaret at the end of the school year that served as a sort of school wide talent show. But I think there was some confusion about what that was and who could audition for it so we decided to move to a [competition] kind of talent show format [because] it’s just easier for people to understand that it is a talent show,” said Theater and English teacher Heather McFadden.
She explained that, “The show will be much simpler and have a better format overall.” The show will also feature celebrity judges such as English teachers John Van Bloem and Eric Reickel, Music teacher Alexander Loy, and possibly other teachers too.
If you’re thinking about trying out next year, by all means do! “It’s an opportunity for Walkersville students to get their turn in the spotlight,” she added.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to show the people around you that you’re more than just a book smart kid or an art kid, that you have [a talent],” McFadden concluded.
Senior Deirdre Hall said, “The talent show is a [large] collection of acts. It could be singing, dancing, any kind of performance.”
Hall added, “[It] will be a lot of fun. I have sung solos before [but] this year I will be singing “Scarborough Fair” [by Simon and Garfunkel] with my friend Matt Bennici.”
The tension is getting strenuous but performers are determined. “Yeah I practically had to learn guitar in two weeks and [Deidre and I have only] practiced together for about four hours,” said senior Matt Bennici.
“I’m a little nervous but I’ve performed before. But [I’m] mostly excited to do something different,” he added.
The Walkersville’s Got Talent showcase will take place on March 8th at 7pm. Tickets are $5.00. All proceeds from the show will be going to English teacher Jessica Bowers while she is in recovery.
Hope to see you there!
photo courtesy of Heather McFadden