EU’s Got Talent — do you have what it takes?
October 9th, 2012 | Landon Johnson
This week marks one of Evangel’s most eagerly anticipated times of the year for both alumni and students: Homecoming. It’s a moment for Evangel to connect its heritage and its future. For students, Homecoming means great food, football, residence hall competition and EU’s Got Talent (EUGT).
I’ve always said Evangel is a great place. As a student, you will not only receive an esteemed education, but you’ll also be exposed to amazing individuals who are using their gifts to glorify the Lord. EU’s Got Talent is a great example of that. So, what is it? Well, it’s all in the name. EUGT is our own little American Idol and America’s Got Talent all rolled into one. Competitors, who are all Evangel students, go head-to-head during Homecoming week.
In the early rounds, participants compete to be one of five showcased acts in the finals! In order to be deemed one of Evangel’s most talented students, you must first audition — round 1. Don’t get too nervous. The first-round audience is mostly made up of your peers.
In rounds 2 and 3, judges narrow down the competition to just 10 semi-finalist acts that not only displayed a high level of talent, but also a rapport with the audience.
Semi-final and finalist rounds are the ones you don’t want to miss! What makes EUGT so fun is that the show is also audience-interactive. Using cellular devices, audience members are able to choose who they think should be named Evangel’s Most Talented. The top 5 acts also receive cash prizes: First place receives a whopping $500, second place $400, third place $300, etc.
What’s great about EUGT is that it gives one the opportunity to display talents regardless of major. You’re given the chance to watch someone come alive as they display their God-given gifts. There are times when I find myself in complete awe; while other times, I can’t stop laughing.
It’s never a dull moment at Evangel, especially during Homecoming. I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Be sure to keep up with the campus blogs this week. If you aren’t able to visit campus, it’s a wonderful way to stay connected to what is going on. Even better, you get to read the true perspective from fellow students. Indeed, this a busy time for the university, but it’s also perfect opportunity for you to see all that Evangel has to offer. So, schedule a visit! This is Landon — and, again, it’s always a pleasure.
Want more? Check out all the other great traditions that we have here at Evangel University.