Grizzly’s Got Talent: Annual talent show draws out the performers in students

Students take pride in their abilities while performing for their audience

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Ursus Yearbook // Rachel Sollazzo

Grace Hollwager puts on a passionate show while singing a Broadway piece.

The annual Grizzly Talent Show took off with new and previous performers who were ready to take the stage and show their talents of all sorts.

The Talent Show at GBHS has been a great way to show the amazing unknown talents of students across campus. Whether it be singing, playing a musical instrument, or even a comedic performance, the show has always shocked audience members.

Last year, Senior Sequoia Torrez won the grand prize and participated once again in the talent show for her singing capabilities. This year, Torrez performed an original piece.

“When I was young, I used to suck at singing – I was horrible. I was so bad, but then (in) middle school I started doing it more and I just got good,” said Torrez. “(Last year), I really thought one of the bands were going to win because they’re super popular.”

To her surprise, Torrez was able to win and was happy enough to have the extra money in her pocket more than anything else.

Along with the reoccuring performance of Torrez, many other new individuals joined the stage with her.

Freshman Natalie Lux hit the stage with her own singing twist of the song “All I Ask” by Adele for her first ever talent show here at GBHS.

“My mom really encouraged me to (perform in the talent show) and (has been) trying to get me to do more things because she thinks it’s a good talent to have and (I should) see where it takes me,” Lux said. “I’ve just done little recitals with twenty people (before) and only one big performance of singing the National Anthem in front of seven hundred people.”

Prior to this, Lux was able to perform at GBHS’s “Concert in the Quad” where she sung for the first time in front of a large audience of people she knew.

After multiple malfunctions in her performance including the mic not working and a mix up in her name, Lux still took pride and joy in performing and showing her talent to people of all sorts.

Lux knew she would feel quite tense prior to the performance, but once up there, she was able to take the stage with confidence.

Audience members of all sorts were also able to enjoy the array of acts. 

Sophomore Ryan Egan was most excited about getting to see the different bands perform.

“(The talent show) shows people that have talents that nobody would ever know and now people (do),” Egan said.

Along with the entire process of planning the talent show, freshman Ethan Dickson took the time to be a part of the committee to organize it all.

This was Dickson’s first year being a part of the talent show and he thoroughly enjoyed all the memorable moments involved.

“I…(loved) seeing people express their feelings and show their talents and just be happy,” Dickson said.

The annual Grizzly Talent Show took off with new and previous performers who were ready to take the stage and show their talents of all sorts.

The Talent Show at GBHS has been a great way to show the amazing unknown talents of students across campus. Whether it be singing, playing a musical instrument, or even a comedic performance, the show has always shocked audience members.

Last year, senior Sequoia Torrez won the grand prize and participated once again in the talent show for her singing capabilities. This year, Torrez performed an original piece.

“When I was young, I used to suck at singing – I was horrible. I was so bad, but then (in) middle school I started doing it more and I just got good,” said Torrez. “(Last year), I really thought one of the bands were going to win because they’re super popular.”

To her surprise, Torrez was able to win and was happy enough to have the extra money in her pocket more than anything else.

Along with the recurring performance of Torrez, many other new individuals joined the stage with her.

Freshman Natalie Lux hit the stage with her own singing twist of the song “All I Ask” by Adele for her first ever talent show here at GBHS.

“My mom really encouraged me to (perform in the talent show) and (has been) trying to get me to do more things because she thinks it’s a good talent to have and (I should) see where it takes me,” Lux said. “I’ve just done little recitals with twenty people (before) and only one big performance of singing the National Anthem in front of seven hundred people.”

Prior to this, Lux was able to perform at GBHS’s “Concert in the Quad” where she sung for the first time in front of a large audience of people she knew.

After multiple malfunctions in her performance including the mic not working and a mix up in her name, Lux still took pride and joy in performing and showing her talent to people of all sorts.

Lux knew she would feel quite tense prior to the performance, but once up there, she was able to take the stage with confidence.

Audience members of all sorts were also able to enjoy the array of acts. 

Sophomore Ryan Egan was most excited about getting to see the different bands perform.

“(The talent show) shows people that have talents that nobody would ever know and now people (do),” Egan said.

Along with the entire process of planning the talent show, freshman Ethan Dickson took the time to be a part of the committee to organize it all.

This was Dickson’s first year being a part of the talent show and he thoroughly enjoyed all the memorable moments involved.

“I…(loved) seeing people express their feelings and show their talents and just be happy,” Dickson said.

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