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LGHS Seniors Participate in Senior Talent Show

Lucy Panicacci
Culture Editor
On Apr. 28, LGHS seniors participated in the annual Senior Talent Show in the theater, putting on amazing performances. Hosts Keira Dodd and Ethan Currie kept the audience engaged between acts, dressing up in silly costumes and cracking jokes. At one point, Currie emerged from the wings dressed in his mom’s dress and a wig, amusing viewers. With an energized crowd and enthusiastic performances from over 20 LGHS seniors, the show was a phenomenal success.
To kick off the show, Bella Kurani sang a beautiful rendition of Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey. The long-time musician has been singing for ten years. Following her performance in Thursday Night Live as a freshman, Kurani said, “[I] realized from then on that I just love to perform.” Kurani used the Senior Talent Show as a final performance to celebrate with her peers. “It was just really a great way to end the year,” Kurani said. “I’m grateful I got to go here for four years, and I love how much we care about the music, community, and sports…not just academics.”
In addition, singer Justin McTullen performed his thought-provoking original song entitled Waiting. Roped into a second act by his friend and fellow performer Tommy Wilkens, McTullen later returned to the stage on guitar for their duet performance of House of the Rising Sun by The Animals. In their rendition of this classic, the pairing of live guitar and vocals showcased Wilkens’ impressive vocal range. Wilkens reflected on the show, stating, “I do a lot of performing, but I haven’t been in a talent show since I was like ten. So it was fun to try out this or re-discover this genre of performing.”
Bringing a country vibe, Anna Bhogra sang Suds in the Bucket by Sara Evans while also playing guitar. Then, Cara Davidson arrived on stage, delivering an upbeat performance of Don’t Stop Believing — a pick inspired by her dad. Audience members clapped and swayed along to Davidson’s stellar vocals. Keeping the energy high, Sofia Kappen nailed Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive.
The largest group performance of the night was an arrangement by the K-Pop Dance Club dancing to Sugar Rush Ride and Don’t Wanna Cry. The group, led by senior Tyler Lee, prepared every day for two weeks during lunch and tutorial to get ready in time for the show. Lee started the group last year after developing an interest in K-Pop while sheltering in place. Since then, the K-Pop Dance Club has performed at various talent shows and the showcase during Diversity Week. The group’s dedication paid off, and they exhibited an animated, intricate dance at the show.
On a more heartfelt note, Shalini Agrawal sang Adele’s When We Were Young. Entranced by the music, the audience rocked their flashlights to the song. To end off the show, Emily Duvall and Frankie Evans dueted The Lucky One by Taylor Swift. The emotional song ended the Senior Talent Show on a sweet note.

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