The talent show featured 19 acts and was sponsored by the Student Association for Campus Activities. The acts consisted of singing, dancing and other various performances that had the crowd on its feet. Ultimately, Kristian Vasquez, music studies freshman, won the judges over with his Michael Jackson-inspired dance.
Tiffany Roemer, former Associated Student Government vice president, hosted the show with Anyssa Bohanan, mass communications senior.
Myisha Bradham, Pride and Traditions coordinator, announced the men and women who were elected as Gaillardians during intermission. The finalists for Homecoming King and Queen received sashes.
The crowd snapped along as Courtney Shilo, applied sociology sophomore, sang a rendition of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking Bout You.”
A 14-person group called Chris Joo and the KKC performed a dance to “Gangnam Style,” a Korean pop single.
Vasquez won the talent show overall, as well as first place in the miscellaneous category. He said his win was “overwhelming.”
Vasquez impressed the crowd and judges with his moonwalking skills and said he used to be “that little kid in socks in the kitchen.” Vasquez said he has always been a big fan of Michael Jackson and moonwalked just to be funny.
“One day I noticed, ‘Oh my God, I’m actually kind of good at it,’” Vasquez said.
David Booth, communication studies senior, performed a medley of songs ranging from Eminem raps, “Wonderwall” by Oasis and “A Whole New World” from the movie “Aladdin.” Booth ended his performance with “Hey Jude” by the Beatles.
Alpha Delta Pi showed off its moves with what began as a lyrical dance but ended with a hip-hop flair. Sorority members also danced to “Gangnam Style,” a reoccurring theme throughout the night.