Five acts featuring Arkansas Tech University students emerged from a series of 10 preliminary round performances on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to advance to the finals of Tech’s Got Talent 2020.
The following acts will vie for a grand prize of $600 during the final round of competition, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2:
- Charles Moton
- Maddie Terry and Dax Driggs
- Kacey Williams
- Matt Moseley
- Natari Irvin and Briya Alford
Moton is a sophomore music major from Pine Bluff. He is involved in ATU Choral Artists, University Singers and Student Activities Board. He performed a vocal of “Him” by Sam Smith during the preliminary round.
Terry is a sophomore vocal music education major and Driggs is a freshman vocal music education major. They are both from Alma, and both are members of ATU Choral Artists and University Singers. Terry sang lead vocals and Driggs played guitar on Chris Stapleton’s “Broken Halos” during the preliminaries.
Williams is a junior agricultural education major from Greenbrier. She is a member of Collegiate Future Farmers of America. Williams played “Orange Blossom Special” on the fiddle Tuesday night.
Moseley is a junior mechanical engineering major from Benton. He sang and played guitar on the Brooks and Dunn song “Red Dirt Road” for his preliminary performance.
Irvin is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree as a second-year graduate student. A native of Jacksonville, she serves as a resident director in the ATU Department of Residence Life. Alford is a sophomore vocal music education major from Conway. She is involved in the African American Student Association and ATU Choral Artists. They offered a preliminary round vocal performance of “Best Part” by H.E.R. and Daniel Caesar.
Additional performers during the Tech’s Got Talent 2020 preliminaries were Jaina Bauer, Wild Oaks, Juno Williams, Cole Huddleston and Ronnie Allen.
Tech’s Got Talent 2020 is occurring in a virtual format due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Video production is made possible by a collaboration between presenting organization ATU Student Activities Board and the ATU student television station.
View a replay of the preliminary round performances by visiting www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2109875629145744.