Published: 17 September 2012
UQ Gatton's got talent
Students and staff at The University of Queensland Gatton have displayed their artistic side at a UQ Gatton's Got Talent competition.
Eight musical acts were performed with first place being awarded to students Andrew Fletcher, Matt Bowhay and David Innes, who dressed as country blokes and performed a parody of the song Ticks by Brad Paisley.
“We love to sing a few songs together and this one happens to be our favourite,” Mr Innes said.
“I registered Andrew and Matt without them knowing and only told them on the day so they couldn't pull out," he said.
“At the end of the day we were fairly shocked that we won, especially seeing it was Andrew and Matt's first time singing in public and we were only there to have a laugh, but I guess winning is something else to laugh about."
Second place was awarded to the Gatton Campus Choir and third place to Carla Archibald.
UQ Union supported the event by sponsoring The Popcorn Man to come along and provide free popcorn for all of the students.
“The day was great. We all loved the other acts and the atmosphere was amazing with Ms Daisy's Ice Cream van and free popcorn to snack on during the show,” Mr Innes said.
Gatton Campus Director and one of the judges Janelle Zahmel is happy with the new event that has been added to the social calendar.
“This is the first year we have had Gatton's Got Talent and it is nice to see the staff and students expressing themselves creatively,” Ms Zahmel said.
“I was very impressed with the calibre of the performances and also the number of spectators who came along to support them," she said.
“We had a mixture of musical acts that included a parody, rap ballad, classical rock and the Gatton Campus Choir also performed Mama Who Bore Me from the rock musical Spring Awakening."
The other two judges were Mark Pace from the Gatton-Vocational Education Centre and Andrew Slack from the Gatton Student Association.
Media: Erin Pearl, UQ Gatton, 07 5460 1229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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