ASGCC Student Talent Show Lights Up Plaza Vaquero

Luis Rodriguez

Students showed off their musical abilities at the talent show sponsored by ASGCC, which took place at Plaza Vaquero, on Nov. 16. All the winners received a gift certificate for the school bookstore.

Danielle Francisco, 19, a business major, opened the show with the song “Chasing Pavements” by Adele. “I thought it would be bigger, but I thought it was a good opportunity,” she said. “I thought it would be better organized, but there should be more events like this.”

Armanoush Boudaghians sang “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack. She later returned to sing the song “On My Own.”

Hakob Manuelyan, 19, played an instrumental guitar solo. “I just took the time to make rhythms,” he said. The glare from the pedal caused the abrupt stop during my set. I appreciate the gift certificate and I enjoyed the show.”

Katie White, 20, a science major, sang “At Last” by Etta James. She started out with a microphone that was too loud. She apologized for the loudness and sang a capella.

She said, “I’m just glad I sang to everyone. Don’t care if I win. I’ve been singing since I was six months old. It all started with me singing la-la-la in my crib. I took voice lessons since I was 16.”

Samuel Darsono, 17, a theater major played the song “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You,” by Glenn Medeiros on his acoustic guitar and dedicated it to an anonymous special someone. He said, “It’s a miracle I won, I just have to sing for people.” His words for the crowd were “Keep smiling and be blessed.”

The first place winner was Boudaghians. The second place winner was Manuelyan, and the third place winner was Darsono.