Something From Nothing dance group wins talent show

Mason Acree

“This has been another successful year in the talent show,” remarked Tandy Ward, City College counseling coordinator, about the creativity, teamwork, and dedication that flourished into a genuine talent on the stage of “City’s Got Talent.”

The event took place in the Saville Theatre on March 20, where students, family members as well as community members came to see the fresh talent that San Diego City College had to offer.

“I came because my neighbor sold the tickets, and I wanted to bring my 11-year-old out for the night,” said City College student and audience member, Monica Clark; she described her experience as wonderful and “would gladly come to see it again.”

Ward said she loved directing the event for the second year in a row.

“I loved the close-knit relationships shared by the contestants,” said Ward, who also opened the show.

The show was judged by Counseling Coordinator Bonnie Peters, Vice-President of Administrative Services Jerry Davis, Vice-President of Student Services Peter White, Hannia Hudec, ASG senator, and Dean of Student Affairs Denise Whisenhunt, with messenger for the judges being Gail Rodriguez.

The show gave way to singer/songwriters, dancers, rappers, poets and even comedians. Dance group Something from Nothing gave a great performance and even won first place, a trophy and $300 cash.

Something From Nothing, who described themselves as “very random” and having a “very erratic schedule,” seemed to have a great time on stage. Group members Mykel Dedmon, Seiha Vor, and Alexandria Ortega described their performance as “unexpected” and only kept their desire to perform in mind.

“Three different friends, three different styles and one random phone call led to Something From Nothing,” said the members as their catch phrase to describe their unique genre-blending performance.

The second place prize, a trophy and $200, went to Asyley Perwich, who performed “Gypsy” in a very arabesque belly dancing outfit, ending with an on-stage kiss from her boyfriend and fellow audience member.

Tiffani Magallon, who performed “As Long As I Can See the Light,” won third place, which included a trophy and $100.

Other notable performances were Reena Johnsons poetic take on american poverty in “American Ghetto,” Andrew Pearson’s stand-up comedy act “Why I Am an A-Hole.” The blend of styles and performances gave the crowd not one dull moment from start to finish.

“City’s Got Talent” was sponsored by the San Diego City Counseling Scholarship Committee and Associated Students, the proceeds will go to various student scholarships.