Student participates as finalist in talent competition

NADIA Communications major at Grand Valley has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists to perform in the Grand Rapids Got Talent competition on September 15.  NADI, a singer/songwriter from Montague, was one of 100 people chosen to audition. Following the live auditions, he was chosen as a finalist.

Formerly of Montague, NADI was featured recently in the White Lake Beacon.

NADI is in the process of producing his first album, which he calls dark and symphonic. He sees this competition as a way for him to break into the industry and fulfill his dreams. Starting with the piano as a child, he moved to the guitar, and finally ended up mixing and recording his own music. Currently, his music can be found on YouTube.

The Grand Rapids Got Talent competition is for singers, dancers, and other artists. The finale will be held on Sunday, September 15 at St. Cecilia’s Music Hall in Grand Rapids. The adult competition is from 6:30-9 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

The winner will receive $500, a chance to perform at the Hot FM New Year’s Eve Party, and other Grand Rapids-inspired prizes. NADI hopes to put these rewards towards the production of his first album. Finalists of the competition are eligible for scholarships and a guitar from Guitar Center of Grand Rapids.