Tuesday night Residence Hall Council (RHC) hosted its annual D-Factor Finale. D-Factor is DePaul’s premiere talent show where students compete for their chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Before making it to the finale there are open auditions in which all DePaul students can submit a video of their talent – any talent! Over the past for years we’ve seen everything from singers and dancers to hula hoopers, beat boxers, and whistlers. I’m always amazed by the secret talents DePaul students have been keeping under wraps, which is what makes choosing the finalists so difficult.
For 2016’s D-Factor Finale we were able to feature nine finalists: Kelsey Miles, Ryan Salmon, Aurora Lawrie, Katriel Hampton-King, Patrick Sarmiento, Andrew Stembaugh, Thalis Karatsolis, Donyae Lewis, and Dylan Fisher. The competition started out fierce as Andrew opened the show with a break dancing routine. Receiving honorable mention for the judges for keeping his glasses on his face the entire performance, the audience knew they were in for both talent performances by our contestants and comedic remarks from our judges. As per tradition, professional staff members from Housing Services and Residential Education serve as judges for the event. This year we were graced by the funny remarks of Residence Directors Dan and Megan, Assistant Residence Director Chastity, and Facility Area Coordinator Taylore. RHC is always thankful for the support we receive from both Residential Education and Housing Services!
After nine incredible performances the audience voted Katriel Hampton-King the winner of D-Factor 2016 – congratulations Katriel! Also a special shot out to the awesome RHC members who made this event possible!