Talent Show showcases the best in students
The annual talent show, hosted by NHS, showcased student talent here at Darby. Singers, rapper, dancers, bands, and even a Rubik’s cube master, came together in the morning of November 22.
The Master of Ceremonies was Senior student and Spirit leader, Kieran Davidson. The spirit leader introduced everyone and provided a fun flow between each act.
“I’m very excited [about] all of talent today. My favorite part will be seeing the smiles on all the Darby students faces when they see the talent here,” Davisdon exclaimed.
There were two bands this time around, to start and end the show with everyone pumped. Opening the show was The Cigs, comprised of Junior Justin Earley as
lead singer, Junior Kendall Baver on guitar, Senior Alex Bickel-Davis on bass, and Freshman Lucas Fratianne on drums. The rock band quad performed four songs, including an original about chocolate milk and peanut butter, titled, “Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter”. This was drummer Fratianne’s first time in the talent show.
“[Performing] allows me to express myself in a way that I don’t have to talk. It was an eye-opening experience. It’s my first time performing in front of a large crowd,” Fratianne explained.
They were followed by an quintet that did a pentatonix cover of “Run To You.” Seniors Matthew Connell, Rachel Fox, Sean Hollowell, and Will Patton, and Junior Avedis Escandon were very harmonized.
Connell hasn’t performed in a talent show since sixth grade, but was excited to return.
“Its really cool that I have a big group of friends to have a great time with singing,” the senior said.
Senior Tib Saif, garbed in head to toe white, returned to the stage, with a performance of Drake’s “6 Man.” The crowd roared as he introduced Future, Murtada Masood, and together they sang “Jump Man”.
The lights bounced with the beats in a fun effect behind Saif.
“It actually really fun. I got nervous at first, but now I just wanna do it again and again. But, for my senior year I wanna go all out,” Saif explained.
Sophomore Grace Healy elegantly danced on the stage for the second year in a row to the Panic at the Discos! Song, This is Gospel. Senior Gabby Eato did a performance of the Adele song “Someone Like You.”
Vikram Vadakkekurputh was shrouded in a pink spotlight while belting Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. Ben Medrano, accompanied by his cousins on guitar and piano, performed Shadow of the Day by Linkin Park. Molly Moldovan sang “You Lost Me” by Christina Aguilera.
One of the most exciting acts of the day was by Amir Peerbhoy. His three friends kneeled in front of the stage and the cubes were passed between the three of them, with “The Final Countdown” playing.
The crowd exploded as solved the final one behind his back, the loudest they had been all morning.
To close the show, Time Out featuring Logan Lawrence jammed out, including one original song. With Bassist Bryan Biros, Junior Ryan Gunter as lead singer and guitar, Sophomore Logan Lawrence on piano, and drummer Junior Connor Stewart. The last song also featured Dylan Harper on the cow bell.
Gunter still feels nerves during the show even after all this time.
“We get really nervous before we perform, but when we get onstage they go away. I think that shows we still love what we do,” Gunter explained.