Tryouts received a small turnout of talents student
by Joseph Ste. Marie
Auditions for the talent aspect of the Dawson Fashion/Talent Show took place at Conrod’s last Wednesday and Thursday.
The turnout for the two-day audition was light. But those who did appear at Conrod’s were ready to showcase their talent to the organizers.
“I love being on stage. I haven’t been able to since high school,” said Kelsey Hylland who sang two songs from Reba McEntire & Shania Twain.
“I’ll probably get nervous on stage,” she said before she went on stage to audition.
The joint event is one of the rare occasions where two yearly events are held together.
Maha Haddad from Student Affairs, the main organizer of the event said that a few years ago the fashion show and Dawson Idol were held at the same time. Haddad explained that the two shows wanted to do it around the same time, so she felt it made sense to combine them.
“The Fashion Show needs some entertainment in-between,” she said.
Haddad also stated that since the event is taking place outside of school, it wouldn’t make sense to spend twice as much money on two off-campus shows.
“The first day didn’t draw in too many people but there were a lot more people on the second day and they all seemed very enthusiastic and energetic,” Head Committee member Cinduja Chandramoorthy said.
Most of the people who auditioned were musicians like Mark James, who played a two song acoustic set which included one song he wrote himself and another from U2.
“I’m just playing acoustic, I didn’t want to play anything loud,” he said about his performance.
Mikey Peres was one of the few dancers who came to showcase his talent. It was Peres’ first time auditioning for the talent show.
“The judges caught me break-dancing and wanted me to audition,” he said.
“I think it’s going to be special. The people seemed outgoing and I’m really excited,” Chandramoorthy said.
The show will be on Saturday, May 1 at Kosa Art Center from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the after party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. More details to come