ULM’s Got Talent engages crowd

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Ge’untraveous Lewis, a psychology major, wowed the crowd Thursday night with his dancing skills at ULM’s annual talent show, ULM’s Got Talent.

The crowd gave Lewis a lively standing ovation as he bowed and waved. While making his way off stage, a huge grin lighted up on his face.

The cheering continued even when the stage was empty and the hosts began to announce the next act. Lewis went on to take first place and the grand prize of $400.

After taking pictures with his plaque and the second and third place winners, Liam Morrison, a psychology major, and Jonathan Cummings, a political science major, respectively Lewis was in disbelief.

“I’ve been dancing since I was two years old, but stopped when I came to college. It was amazing to dance on stage again,” Lewis said.

Even with his claim of being out of shape and out of practice for two years, Lewis had no trouble accepting the support and amazement from the crowd.

Neither did Jasmine Bingham, a management major, who did not place, but received overwhelming support from fellow students in the auditorium with her singing.

“I’m a little disappointed. I love singing though and I want to keep pursuing my passion.” Bingham said.

Many other students made their way to congratulate her on their way out.

Julia Bolt, a junior biology major, said she thoroughly enjoyed the show.

“I didn’t expect so many different performances. I really liked it,” Bolt said.

There were no empty seats in the auditorium to the point where some students even opted to stand in the back to watch.

“It was crazy to see so many people this time,” said Jonathan Commings, a junior political science major.

Commings, known as “Main Main,” has been performing in the talent show since he arrived here as a freshman. Last year, he won second place.

This year, he performed “ULM Theme,” a song dedicated to the school he loves.

His performance had the crowd up on their feet and chanting. When he pointed the microphone toward the crowd, people were eager to belt out the lyrics with him.

Commings’ ULM anthem had the crowd going wild and got him third place in the talent show.

Sixteen students in total participated and the show lasted about two hours.

However, with a wide variety of acts ranging from guitar playing, slam poetry, singing, rapping and even a magic act, it was far from boring.