She’s Got Talent
Women take over Mr. RLC and add their own flair
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:05
For years, Santa Clara has celebrated the talents of its young men in the yearly Mr. RLC competition. For the first time, young women will have their night to shine as well.
“She’s Got Talent,” a new talent show sponsored by the Residential Learning Community Association, will showcase the many talents of Santa Clara women on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Commons.
Sophomore Leesa Riviere of the RLCA has high hopes for the event. “The people I’ve talked to seem really excited about the concept of an all-woman event,” said Riviere. “We want to have an event on the scale of Mr. RLC, but for females exclusively.”
Currently, Riviere, who will be the master of ceremonies on Wednesday night, is in the in the process of filling the roster of performers. “We’re going to have a lot of singers and also a few dancers. We’ve been trying to contact (Santa Clara dance group) Hypnotik.”
Riviere explained that, unlike Mr. RLC, “She’s Got Talent” is intended to be a non-competitive affair. “We really wanted to showcase the talents of women as a celebratory, rather than a competitive-type thing,” said Riviere.
“She’s Got Talent” was created in part to honor the 50th anniversary of female enrollment at Santa Clara. In 1961, it became the first co-educational Catholic University in California with the admission of women for the 1961-62 academic year. Senior John Abdou is optimistic. “I feel like it’ll be a pretty interesting addition to the campus,” said Abdou. “It’ll be great to have a female talent show here. I feel that there’s a lot of female talent out there.”
Contact Joseph Forte at JFForte@scu.edu or call (408)554-4849.