Students show off skills in talent show

Lauren Roediger

Students will show off their talents and skills in the fourth annual NMU Idol Talent Show this Friday night.

The talent show, hosted by the Black Student Union, will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 13 in Jamrich 103 and is free to attend.

Winners will receive prizes.

“We all know that we are talented and cool but we get to show it off in a unique and fun way,” said Aaron Whitaker, a psychology graduate student.

Whitaker has been organizing this event for the past three years. Each year, the talent show is held in April.

“Not only does the winner of the show win a prize, but the audience members can as well,” Whitaker said.

During the show, raffle tickets will be given out to audience members.

In between acts, they will be raffling off prizes that have been donated by various local businesses.

“Performers will be judged by three randomly selected audience members to determine a winner,” Whitaker said.

The performers will be judged on their appearance, creativity and amount of crowd participation they receive.
“Only NMU students are able to participate in auditioning,” Whitaker said.

However, this event is open to all members of the Marquette community to come and enjoy the show.

“This year, it only cost $196 to put on the event, and that was money for posters,” Whitaker said.

This is the least amount of money the BSU has spent on hosting this event.

In past years they would hire out a professional disk jockey. This year Radio X will provide music for the event.

“The talent show is free for everyone, and it’s a good stress reliever before we jump into studying for finals,” Whitaker said.

For additional information on the NMU Idol Talent Show, email Aaron Whitaker at [email protected].