Boy oh boy do MMU students have talent! I refer of course to the I Got Talent event that took place on the night of 20th December. Organised by the International Students' Society, I Got Talent is seeing its 3rd successful year ever since its birth back in 2015.
One thing the ISS got going for themselves from the get go is the whiff of aristocracy surrounding the event. From the deco and attire worn by the crew to the professionalism in the event execution, it certainly was a top notch event. From an audience point of view, the event ran like clockwork albeit for the odd delay here and there but that is unsurprising for any Malaysian event. Credit where it’s due, the ISS know how to pull off a professional event.
As the crowd spilled in and took to the seats, the judging table stood dead center facing the stage, just behind the row designated for the VIP's, filled with the 3 appointed judges for the night. At exactly 10 minutes past 8 the emcees took to the stage and warmed up the crowd followed by the welcoming of the VIP's. The VIP list included the VP of Academics, Manager of Staff, the Advisor of ISS, the President of SRC and the Director of IGot Talent.
With the obligatory speeches over, the emcee's introduced the first of the 17 performers of the night. The general consensus was made up of Singers, Dancers, Bands and a Stand Up Comic. Not being a cultured or rather artistic person myself, I won’t judge the performances in any way. I will however say that they were magnificent in their own rights.
One band paid homage to the Beetles by playing 3 of the legendary bands hits. It was fantastic to know that even in this era, the music of old has sparked passion in the soul of upcoming musicians. Some of the singers displayed such levels of emotion that captivated the entire crowd while others earned themselves standing ovations and cheers with their vocals skills and tone control.
One dance duo that stood out even had me put down my pen and notebook to applaud! It was 2 guys performing a Robot dance routine which ended with a perfectly executed Moon Walk by one of them. Michael Jackson would have been proud.
Cultural diversity shined through that night when one of the performance was an Indian girl singing a Mandarin song. Mind you she was flawless at it. As was TJ, THE RAP GOD, who took my breath away with an insanely long rap verse that he rapped in Bahasa Malaysia.