June 12, 2024


It was the cheers of the audience that decided which acts walked away with a prize at the talent show held at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre on Jan. 29.

The event, the second one to be organized by Residence House Council this school year, was made up of five acts – two dance routines and three vocal performances – some of whom performed more than once.

Some of these acts were humourous, such as resident life co-ordinator Eva-Key McKnight’s dance routine to Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart, which, before performing, McKnight made clear to the audience was “meant to be bad.”
Others, like first-year marketing student Jacob Boeck’s dance routine to Vanessa Carlton’s White Houses, had a more serious tone.

Of the five acts, three were awarded gift cards, with the first place act, Prince Will Oolikpo, getting first pick of which one he wanted.

Second place went to Cody Robinson and Callum Steele, both first-year public relations students and members of Cody and the Scrotts, and third place went to Jenni Jenkins, a second-year health administration student, who performed The Cup Song, otherwise known as When I’m Gone from the movie Pitch Perfect, as well as a duet of Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid with Boeck.

“I wasn’t very prepared for it, I just kind of started learning the lyrics today,” Steele said. The two-man band performed a mashup of Mumford & Son’s Little Lion Man and Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball.

“It feels like I really embodied Miley Cyrus,” he said.

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