Ms. Slaton, choir and talent show director, did a fantastic job this year bringing a variety of performances and ending with her own amazing show choir. “Our school is so talented and there are not enough venues to show how talented our school is,” she comments after the talent show on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Emma Huezl, 3rd place, danced with such passion that I had tears in my eyes as she finished. Jordan Jackson and his band came in second sounding exactly like one of my favorite bands, Never Shout Never. The winners, Jed Chew and Young Koh, were amazing with their Piano Duel. My personal favorite was the skit by Mr. Cox and Ms. Landon. I’d never laughed so hard as when my English teacher went gangster and rapped for us. And I was shocked when Ms. Landon definitely brought down the house with a voice I never knew she had. And to end it all with a “Harlem Shake” hosted by Robby Irgang! I will definitely be attending next year’s talent show to see what other hidden talents West has in store for us.
Act 1: Tap Dance Solo by Cody and Toria Menefee.
Act 2: Guitar Solo by Brandon Routt.
Act 3: Dueling Piano by Young Koh and Jed Chew.
Act 4: Modern Dance Solo by Emma Huezl.
Act 5: “When You Say Nothing At All” by Candace Nicole Wilson
Act 6: Jordan and Band. (Jordan Jackson, Jonathan Jackson, Austin Vitucci, and Nick Bernard)
Surprise Performance by Coach Cox and Ms. Landon
Dually Noted Performance
1st – Young Koh and Jed Chew
2nd – Jordan Jackson and Band
3rd – Emma Huezl
Dually Noted performed at the end of a West High talent show on Thursday. (Photo: Jonathan Kleppinger)