The stage is set, the students are ready and the talent is overwhelming.
BYU’s Got Talent kicks-off on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theater. The event is the first in a four-part series that will feature a show once a month until the finale show in December. The winner will take home a $100 gift card to the BYU Bookstore.
Students can expect acts that range from a one man band, to a storyteller to some beat boxing. The event is put on by the BYU Student Activities Board, and although the show features judges who will give feedback for each act, the audience will ultimately decide who will move on to the finale.
Jason Longhurst, program coordinator for the Student Activities Board said, “We have everyone line up at the end and then we use our own decibel meter to decide who goes on.”
Each act is given three minutes to perform. The top three acts will be asked to rejoin the finale in December, meaning that each month’s show will have completely different acts. There will also be a few wildcard acts chosen by the board to participate in each show.
Admission to the event is free and students will be able to enjoy being a part of the voting process. This event has been an annual fixture at BYU for several years and students who have attended the event in the past have been pleased with their experience.
Sydney Chartrand, a junior majoring in public health from Turlock, CA said, “My roommates and I went [to BYU’s Got Talent] last semester and loved it. You never know what the next person is going to do.”
Devin Shumway, a senior from Sandy majoring in chemical engineering said, “It’s fun and it’s also free, so it’s a great place to take a date.”
So bring a date, a roommate or yourself to the Varsity Theater on Wednesday night for an evening full of BYU’s best and brightest talent.