It was a packed house on Tuesday for Grambling State University’s spring 2013 Tiger Fest Talent Show, held in T.H. Harris Auditorium at 7 p.m.
There were 15 acts for the show. The crowd was the judges, and the winner of the Talent Show was the last act of the night, Freana “Fre” Tucker. She played the saxophone and performed a piece by singer Maxwell. The prize for Tucker was $250.
“I was really nervous,” said Tucker. “It was hard for me to play in front of all these people but I thank you all for the support you have shown.”
The show kept the crowd entertained from the start with an opening act by sophomores Brenton Douglas and Savian Jackson. The duo was called ‘2 Cold & B Doug’ and they opened the show with a break dance routine.
Donald “I be Jus Deejay” Carral, moved the crowd with his poem called “But that’s me.” The poem was about a guy who was put in jail for murder and had to continue to fight in jail regretting horrible decisions he made.
Another local rapper by the name of ‘Xan,’ performed various songs from his new mixtape.
The first runner-up for the show was Karlie Robinson with a singing performance. The second place runner-up was Ariel Hunter from Shreveport, who sang a song from Rihanna’s album, Talk That Talk.
The crowd enjoyed her performance. Many students clapped and shouted with support and enthusiasm but some students booed when Hunter was named third place.
Senior Sir Williams, a rapper from New Orleans, was the master of ceremonies. Williams kept the crowd entertained with various jokes and also gave students life lessons.
GSU’s own hype man ‘Pskillz,’ made a rap appearance and also had some comedy mixed in with various jokes to keep the crowd laughing. GSU students felt the event was entertaining to watch.
“I felt that the Talent Show was well put together this year,” said sophomore social work major Kiara Taylor.
“I really enjoyed it and the host was great for the job.” Junior FSUB board member Miaia Jackson had a positive reaction about the Talent Show and said it was well organized.
“I feel that the talent show was an overall success. I really feel it was better than the homecoming 2012 Talent Show,” said Jackson.