Southlake residents to host virtual talent show April 2 to bring community together

John and Elizabeth Huffman created the virtual talent show Southlake's Got Talent. (Courtesy Elizabeth Huffman)
John and Elizabeth Huffman created the virtual talent show Southlake's Got Talent. (Courtesy Elizabeth Huffman)

John and Elizabeth Huffman created the virtual talent show Southlake's Got Talent. (Courtesy Elizabeth Huffman)

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To tune in and vote in Southlake's got Talent, visit www.facebook.com/southlakesgottalent starting at 7 p.m. April 2. (Courtesy Southlake's Got Talent)
John and Elizabeth Huffman, Southlake residents and owners of Black Door Renovation, are hosting a virtual talent show for the Southlake community starting at 7 p.m. April 2.

The goal of the talent show is to inspire joy and creativity, Elizabeth said, since so many other events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

"We thought it would be a really fun time to see everybody's talents or whatever people have to offer that they would want to share that they otherwise couldn't," she said.

She and her husband created the "Southlake's Got Talent" Facebook page March 30, and since then, the page has grown to 175 followers. It has already received 10 submissions for the talent show, Elizabeth said.

Elizabeth and John will kick off the festivities starting at 7 p.m. and welcome everyone to the show. Following this, two-minute videos sent in by the community will be posted to the page one by one. The videos will remain up for and available for people to "Like" their favorite videos for 24 hours. At 7 p.m. April 3, the submission with the most "Likes" will be named the winner in different categories for duos, solos or groups.

Depending on how this week goes, Elizabeth said this could be something she and her husband host weekly during the quarantine.

"It's just to bring fun and joy to people and do something a little bit different than just sitting at home and watching Netflix," Elizabeth said.

To tune in and vote in Southlake's Got Talent, visit www.facebook.com/southlakesgottalent starting at 7 p.m. April 2.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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