From ballads to beatbox

Amid a bustling crowd of excited foreigners, esteemed judges, and an army of tech crew members, the final round of Tsinghua’s Got Talent finally took place on Sunday night, May 22, 2016 at Zijing Sports Field to much anticipation.

From drumming to dancing, and ballads to beatboxing, the evening showcased a range of talents that Tsinghua students have to offer.

12 Finalists Battle fo Glory

From a large group of competitors ranging from singers and dancers, to acrobats and jugglers, the final round saw the top 12 entrants in a fierce battle for glory, fame, and an impressive prize.

The program offered a little bit of everything. The solo acts brought intimacy to an otherwise literally vast open field, whilst the big group numbers metaphorically brought the house down, with many audience members dancing along to the beat.

Traditional Indian Dance Meets K-pop

The true highlight came in the second round when each group was paired with another and together created various joint performances.

The unlikely pairing of K-pop and Indian traditional dancing brought shrieks of excitement from the ever growing audience as the two styles were skillfully intertwined.

The crowd was equally on the edge of their seats as Milky Jain, in her traditional Indian dress, and the K-pop troupe The Scat, in their Men in Black-esque attire, danced their way to second and first place respectively.

The Scat also took home the prize for crowd favorite, an award given to the group who received the most support from the audience.

The event was co-organized by the International Students Office (ISO) and Association of International Cultural Exchange (AICE).

Blessed with perfect weather, this bring-your-own-picnic style event was hugely successful in drawing a crowd of international and local students alike.

As performances like this and the annual Student Gala Night continue, it is becoming more and more evident that yes, Tsinghua’s Got Talent.



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