November 17th marked a first for Fitchburg State University as the Dance Club, Greek Life Consular and FAB Club hosted “Fitchburg’s Got Talent”. The event took place at the Weston Auditorium at 7 p.m. and the seats were filled with friends and family of the night’s talent, who gave each performance a warm welcome. To start the evening, the Dance Club performed a dance number, which set the mood for the show. The talented performers showed off their moves as the audience enjoyed the tip of the iceberg of what the evening would bring. The show featured students doing covers of their favorite songs, such as college student Lauren Walker singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which earned her second place in the performance. Others performed their own dance numbers, such as student Kayla Mathews, which earned her 3rd place at the ceremony.
But outside of all the wins, only one student took first place, and it was Ryan Gallagher performing an original rap song that got a very positive reaction from the crowd. Gallagher wrote, mixed and performed this song and the crowd ate it while watching it. Speaking to Gallagher, when asked what he thought of the victory, he said enthusiastically: “I’m proud of myself and the other artists, I never expected to win.” Asked about his chances of winning, Gallagher answered honestly. “I practiced the lyrics and worked hard on the performance, and to be honest I thought the other performers were going to win.” Gallagher had a few kind words to share when talking about the other performers: “They did an amazing job. Just because you lost tonight doesn’t mean you should stop.
When she spoke to FSU Dance Club member Kristen Laquidara and one of the people who organized this event, she said: what they have. We wanted to do an inclusive show for everyone and we had the opportunity to collaborate with other clubs. Speaking with her ahead of the event, Laquidara revealed more information. She explained that “This would be the first time that we have put on a talent show. I suggested the idea of a talent show and everyone liked it.
The evening was a fun time for the students and family members present as well as the artists. Fitchburg’s Got Talent provided students with a new and fresh event that kept the crowd entertained with an evening filled with talented performances.