Diverse talent pool at NUGASvision

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It was all about talent with a Greek bent in NUGAS Victoria’s first ever talent show. Entitled NUGASVision, to pay tribute to the popular kitsch European song competition Eurovision, about ten Greek Australian students plucked up the courage to enter and perform in front of their peers last week in the closing social event of the year.With extra points given to those who managed to integrate a Greek flavour into their performance, many chose to go all out with their talents and it was no surprise that Billy Tachtsis took out first prize with his bouzouki rendition of Evdokia.Zena Hughes took out second prize with her a cappella rendition of Fly Me to the Moon, while Elena Spanos came third, showing off her piano skills by performing Trois Gnossienne by Erik Satie.While the event seemed to have a bit of a musical trend, there were some who branched out and showcased some left of field talents. One musical studies student performed a dramatic monologue, intriguing most in the crowd. NUGAS Victoria president Tass Sgardelis says he’s happy that people felt comfortable performing.“We had a lot of different acts participating, a great diversity of talent,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “For a first time new event that we’ve tried, we’re very happy with the response and particularly with the participants.”The independent judges had to base their decisions on creativity, skill, difficulty, and entertainment value and handed out incremental cash prizes; $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third. At the end of the event, the NUGAS committee members got up to perform a special Pandelidis tribute to finish the year off with a bang. They are hoping to bring back the talent show next year, with the hope to host it earlier in the year.last_img

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