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Grambling singers steal the scene at Talent Show finals

By Emmanuel England
On February 28, 2019

Mionne Destinne(Left), 2nd place Breeanne Davis, 1st place R’Reon Robinson, 3rd place Tydis Foster. Raven LeDay/The Gramblinite

The lights dimmed red along each side of the audience and bright stage lights highlighted the performers perfectly. 

 

Picture a night full of high positive energy all over the room.  

 

Jamming music played people up out their seats coexisting with each other and the DJ keeping everyone grooving. 

 

DJ Dani Golde was on the mixer all night flowing with vibes. The audience walked in feeling highly spirited while others danced throughout the Performing Arts Center. 

 

That was the sensational thrill you felt as you walked in the PAC recital hall Feb. 27.

 

The Talent Show started with a reading by Natahzja Sewell, a poet from New Jersey, who set a good vibe to warm up the crowd for the contesting performers.  

 

In all, five contestants competed including some very talented and strong singers as well as spoken word artists. 

 

The event was hosted by Mionne Destinee and Tracy Mays. 

 

Destinee graced the stage with a long sleeve black open shoulder blouse with a dazzling silver and black skirt. 

 

Mays sportied a red purple and blue windbreak with all black joggers and boots. 

 

Hosts and contestants alike appropriately dressed  up for the night. 

 

Destinee and Mays kept the crowd involved through each part of the show leaving the crickets outside and holding in all the fun. 

 

The scenery was as if audience members were sitting front row seats at the Apollo Theater. 

 

The judges of the night were Dr. Nikole Roebuck, interim Music Department chair and assistant professor of music; alumnus MissTinaB radio, radio personality in Shreveport, and TLay Collins from Magic 97.3 in Monroe. 

 

Performances included everything from duets to spoken word and song. 

 

Each performer grasped the crowds attention and kept them engaged from their stage presence to the rhythm of the beat. 

 

It definitely was a night to remember. 

 

First place went to R’Reon Robinson, a junior business management and history dual major and member of OBB Incorporated, for singing “At Last” by Etta James. 

 

Second place went to Breanne Davis who sang Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come”. Davis had a strong solid pitch alto voice and wore all black with a leather jacket and heels. 

 

Third place went to TYDIS/US Foster from Dallas, Texas came by singing a smooth but personal flavored mix of two popular songs he presented himself in a green Polo, black slacks.

 

OBB Incorporated also won most toiletries donated to FSUB to help kids in need on campus. The AKA’s fell right behind OBB with second most donated items.

 

The Talent Show finals show was presented by the Department of Mass Communication, The Lab, the TV Center and was the brainchild of Santoria Black.

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