ORGANISERS of the University of the South Pacific's Got Talent show are excited about the calibre of talent that will be showcased in the final show at the end of the month.
The students association of the university held the second round of auditions yesterday at the Oceanic Theatre. The crowd was treated to renditions of Tracey Chapman's Revolution by Etuate, Ronan Keaton's Nothing at All by Walter and Hoobastank's The Reason from duo Nanise Rainima and Latu Rokotuwei.
Apart from singing, a student amazed the judges and the crowd with his style of mimicking. "Last year, we had the usual dancing and singing but this year there is a whole range of talents showcased," show co-ordinator Nicholas Manuel said.
"There's karate kata's, mimicking, poetry, narrative demonstrations and all other range of talents it's really exciting."
Out of the 25 students short-listed from the first round of auditions, only 14 turned up. Only 15 spots are up for grabs for the main show on April 26.
"We've accepted that some students did not turn up because the school is on mid-semester break right now. The judges however, have identified some students who really impressed us in the first round of auditions that didn't show up today. They will be automatically going through to the main show," Mr Manuel said.
The main show will be held at the Tattersals Leisure Centre on April 26 with tickets being sold at $5 for the general public and $2 to USP students.