Thursday, May 24, 2012
Close to Nowhere
I was really amazed when our youngest granddaughter came home not too long ago and said, “I tried out for the talent show at school today.” She’s one of “those” who you never dream of doing anything on stage in public. She’s a very private person.
I was surprised she didn’t drop out and went to rehearsals instead. I was surprised that we were supposed to attend dress rehearsal and watch her and she actually went on stage and performed. Man, she belted “The Black Parade” out. Her mom and I were floored!
Tasha Traylor, a ninth grader at Potts Camp, sang “Thank You,” by Estelle (as Justin Holpe, the emcee, who was really entertaining, said – “Estelle, not Adelle”). After seeing Tasha at rehearsal the day before, I was sure that she was going to win (she did). She really deserved it! That girl owned the stage. She was comfortable, graceful, has a really beautiful voice and was so relaxed. You’d have thought she’d been singing on stage for years. Of course, she may have been, I don’t know, but we were really impressed with her and her talent. And my granddaughters say she is as nice as she is talented.
There were around four “talents” that could have placed second and third. The Swag Boyz, all ninth graders, were awesome. Technically, I guess they danced, but it wasn’t really dancing, it was more moving like liquid. Jon Crouch, a senior, sang “Country Girl Shake It For Me” and after a hitch or two with a microphone, did a dang good job. Hunter Snow sang and Kaleb Reid played guitar – – “Wagon Wheel,” another country song. Both of the boys, ninth graders, were good. All of these were good enough for second and third. Jon won second and the Swag Boyz won third.
I was so proud of the Gremlin just for getting up there on that stage and belting that song out! She’s never shown any inclination to perform before and while she does sing around the house and in the car and shower, never leaned toward artistic before. She is first and foremost a horse lover.
I was surprised that the auditorium wasn’t packed. We assumed with graduation the next morning that many of the students and parents were consumed with that.
I really hope Potts Camp School has a talent show again next year. I really hope Remy will try out and perform again. If Tasha sings again, I really hope Remy will come in second or third.
Hats off to Mr. Cesario (new music and choir teacher at Potts Camp and Mary Reid) and Ms. Tadie (new English teacher), the sponsors. They did a great job and we had a great time. There’s a lot of talent in that school!
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