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$10K
Talent
Showdown

Hosted by Justina Valentine and DJ Felli Fel

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The Hosts

The Finalists Are Here

Voting with Yappa is now closed. Winners will be announced on May 6th. Thanks for another record voting turnout!

Prizing:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER - $10,000 - JOEY VALENCE
RUNNER UPS - $1,000 - ETHAN & LOGAN
BEST FAN YAP - $500 (be thoughtful, creative & entertaining)
HONORABLE METION = $500 - SPLIT (TITO & DY JYM)

The Top Ten Finalists

Joey Jessen

ASU
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Ethan Wilson

University of Alabama
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Karsen Veazey

University of Central Oklahoma
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Ali Hsueh

USC
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Logan Harvey

UNCW
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Alejandra Roman

West Virginia University
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Robert Terhell

San Jose State University
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Sunny Dangui

Carnegie Mellon University
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Kailynn Mccomas

Bowling Green State University
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Joey Valence

Penn State University
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All Yaps (votes) must be authentic to count, and we reserve the right to exclude votes which are not in the spirit of our competition.

How to Vote

Honorable Mentions

Tito Morales

University of Arizona
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Sharon Sanhotra

San Jose State
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Riley Whitmer

UC Merced
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FSU All-Night Yahtzee Acapella Group

Florida State University
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DJ JYM

Penn State
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WHAT IS IT?

About The Showdown

The $10K Talent Showdown is a nationwide collegiate talent competition showcasing and rewarding students who possess extraordinary talents - be it music, dancing, comedy, magic, or any other hidden talents. The inaugural $1OK Talent Showdown was hosted by DJ/Producer duo and Up & Up Festival alum, Two Friends and recording artist & TV personality, Chanel West Coast. Sarah from James Madison University scored the $10,000 cash prize. Ananmay from University of Illinois won the $1,000 runner-up prize.

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How It Works

1

video
submissions

Students submit their talent video.

2

Ten finalists
are chosen

The top 10 finalists are chosen by our judging panel and featured on this website for fans to view.

3

vote for
a winner

Fans will decide the winners.

Yappa, official voting partner

About Us

College Influencer Agency

CIA launched in 2021 to connect students and brands through meaningful experiences that create lasting impressions. For more info, visit collegeinfluenceragency.com

Yappa

Yappa is a revolutionary audio/video commenting tool whose mission is to empower voices by acknowledging their individuality and praising authenticity. For more info, visit yappaapp.com

Monster Energy

Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MMA, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster Energy is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes, and artists represent. More than a drink, it's the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers, and fans. Learn more www.monsterenergy.com.

WHAT WE’VE DONE

Watch Last Year's Showdown

Hosted by DJ Duo Two Friends and Chanel West Coast from MTV's Ridiculousness. Sarah from JMU was our grand prize winner.