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The virtual Concordia’s Got Talent contest is now open!

Students must submit their entries by September 20 to win 1 of 5 prizes of $2,000.
September 17, 2020
By Candice Pye

Image of a microphone with blurred, bokeh lights in the background. Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash

The Concordia Student Union (CSU) has joined with each of the undergraduate student associations to launch Concordia’s Got Talent — a virtual talent show to be featured as a part of the CSU’s Orientation series.

“Every year, there is one interfaculty event that all the student associations attempt to collaborate on,” says CSU student life coordinator Eduardo Malorni. “With the usual collaborations out of the question due to the COVID-19 pandemic, something new had to take its place. With that, the idea for Concordia’s Got Talent was born.”

Malorni says this will be the first-ever installment of the event in this format. While student associations have hosted talent shows in the past, they’ve never been held as a contest.

“Concordia’s student associations are here to give students an awesome university experience, and what better way to do that than possibly helping them pay for their tuition?”

The contest will offer five winners prizes of $2,000 each, close to the cost of one full term’s tuition for Quebec residents. All Concordia undergraduate students are eligible to send their submissions until September 20.

“This will offer students a platform to showcase their talent to a major audience,” Malorni says. “Additionally, they will be able to win a significant amount of money.”

‘Anyone should try out’

Participants are required to submit a 60-second video showcasing their talent. The videos will be made available for viewing to the public, allowing the Concordia community to vote for the most talented students.

“We are looking for all kinds of talents,” Malorni says. “Whether you are a singer, dancer, skater, acrobat, chef — anyone who thinks they have a talent should try out.”

The five submissions that receive the highest number of votes will win one of the five identical prizes. The voting period will be held from September 23 to September 30, and the winners will be announced on the CSU’s social media pages on October 3.

“We hope that with this contest we can get students excited about starting or continuing their journey at Concordia,” Malorni adds. “Despite not being able to host social events on campus this fall, the student associations are working tirelessly to reach their peers and bring them opportunities to engage socially at the university.”

Receive regular updates about Concordia’s Got Talent and enjoy other Orientation activities by checking out the Concordia Student Union’s
Facebook page.


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