Searching for a Northern star

Jamie Glenn

From the harmonizing performance by the Northern Lights Acapella Group to the swing of a yoyo, a mix of bands, singers and a rapper will gather to recreate musical numbers for the Northern Stars Talent Show.

The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Reynolds Recital Hall. The event will help raise funds for the NMU Choir’s trip to Europe in May. The group will travel to Krakow, Poland and Vienna, Austria to sightsee, experience Auschwitz and perform concerts.

“It’s going to be a great experience, especially since we have a lot of music majors going. It will be cool to see where the music that we’re singing comes from,” O’Connor said.

A number of students going on the trip will be participating in the talent show by helping backstage, greeting audience members and performing.

“I’ve been planning this event for probably a few months now,” said Megan O’Connor, a sophomore double majoring in music and communications and coordinator of the talent show.

Those competing will be judged on presentation, confidence and audience response. Performers will strive to accumulate a maximum of 20 points from the three judges Jordan Mytty, Kyle Hantz and Christina Pollard. The winner will be awarded a trophy that was donated for the event.

“There’s lots of things to look forward to if you’re into yoyoing, magic and music of course,” O’Connor said. “I hope they have a ton of fun. I know I’ve had a blast checking out the acts that we have planned.”

Admission is $7 for the public and $5 with an NMU student ID.