It was a semi-packed house Wednesday night in T.H. Harris Auditorium during Grambling State University’s Homecoming Talent Show.
he hosts of the event were senior Jacareum “Rudy” Bradford and senior Rica Charleston.
The two kept the crowd entertained between acts with various jokes and humorous acts.
here were 12 acts for the show. The audience members were the judges and the winner of the Talent Show was Clarence McShan Jr. He won by singing the gospel single called “Take Me to the King”. The prize for McShan was $200.
any students enjoyed McShan’s performance and he was a crowd favorite.
”My favorite performance was “Take Me to the King” because that is my favorite gospel song and that man can really sing,” said nursing major Natasha Jereson.
he second place winner was Travis Matthews’ performance with Junior Class President Ginia Smith. The title of the song was “Imagine.” The prize for the duo was $150.
he third place winner was Regenique Rasco. She performed a gospel poem. The prize for Rasco was $100.
he show kept the crowd entertained from the start with an opening act by Derrick Rice. Rice sang “Tonight’s the Night” by John Legend and he later mixed in “Let Me Love You” by Mario.
Kourtney Thurmond moved the crowd as well with her poem titled “Thesaurus Rex”.
“I really liked her rhymes, she seemed a bit nervous but she did really well,”said junior psychology major Reyunia Holmes. “I really liked her performance.”
unior Brenton Douglas hit the stage once again with a dance routine. This was a special routine because the dance was dedicated to his late grandmother, according to the hosts.
At the intro of the routine Douglas laid a flower down on stage and pointed to the sky.
ashington D.C. native Kenny Grimes made another appearance this year with a singing performance.
Grimes made the women shout throughout the whole performance by singing “Can You Go There” by Usher.
FSUB member Lynette Walker felt the show was a success.
”I believe the show was great and a huge success but I feel last year was better though. But maybe the rain was the reason not as many showed up this year,” said Walker.