On Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in T.H Harris Auditorium, students came to support their peers participating in the Homecoming Talent Show. There were students who sang, danced, and even rapped. As students of Grambling State University sat down eagerly waiting for the Talent Show to start, DJ Tagman played crunk music to get the audience hyped.
Host Jacarruem Bradford, also known as Rudy Ru, and co-host Detrick Moore, also known as Lil E, came out full of energy and ready to get the show started.
The humorous hosts kept the energy flowing throughout with their imitations of previous acts and dances, which kept the students laughing.
Bradford, a junior mass communication and theatre major, said he was pleased with how the show turned out. He thanked the Student Union Board for selecting him and Moore to host the show.
He pointed out that he is a natural-born star and that he never gets nervous in front of an audience.
Bradford also said that every student who performed had talent and did an excellent job. But he did have favorite performances – Jouelle Young, who sang “Speechless” by Beyonce, and Karley, who sang the gospel song “Open Up My Heart” by Yolanda Adams.
“They both are beautiful and talented young ladies and they sang from the heart. They both had a good choice in songs, and I really related to their performance.”
Young, a sophomore from Arkansas who is majoring in criminal justice and psychology, said she sang the Beyonce song because Beyonce inspired her to sing. She noted that Beyonce is dedicated and all of her hard work pays off tremendously and, hopefully in the long run, Young would be as successful.
“The show was great and my performance turned out better then I thought,” Young said. “I was nervous backstage but when I got onstage I pulled it together.
“The audience showed me love and because of them I was comfortable onstage.”
We Are Ent, a rap group of various Grambling students, got the show crunk with their opening act of the traditional “GSU” song, that students sing at every event and game.
Robert Powell, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and former student at University of Louisiana-Monroe came out and told his infamous story about a club incident with the brothers of Omega Psi Phi.
The show continued with even more young talented students that made the 2009 Homecoming Talent Show a success.