KAUST Got Talent 2023

The KAUST Got Talent auditions have come to a close! We are thrilled to announce the finalists who are competing in the show. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable night of entertainment.  

Date: Thursday, June 8 

Time: 6:20 to 8:30 p.m. 

Place: Auditorium, Building 20 

This year we had more than 30 acts who signed up for the audition ranging from singers to dancers and gymnasts to comedians. Out of this, only 12 have made the final cut. We thank all who worked tirelessly to perfect their craft and showcase their talent to the community.  

Meet the Finalists 

  • Regina Iakusheva, Solo Aerialist 

  • Gabriel Barrios de León, Blindfolded Speedcuber 

  • David Keyes, Solo Pianist  

  • Michael Oyinloye, Singer  

  • Abdullah Bawazir, Beatboxer 

  • The Ukebox, Ukulele Band 

  • Xiao Chen, Dancer  

  • Paolo and Bads, Singing duet with guitar  


Youth Category 

Finalists from the TKS school auditions.  

  • Dance Trio - Indian Classical Dancers 

  • Acro Duo, Gymnasts 

  • Mercy Beats, Band 

  • Sisyphus, Band  


The KAUST Got Talent winners are chosen by both audience and a panel of judges, each accounting for 50% of the result. A "Real-Time" voting app will be used to make it more interactive and inclusive. Details on the judges and prizes for the winners will be shared soon!   


KAUST Got Talent is an annual celebration of the incredible talent that exists within our community. Community Life is honored to be able to provide a platform for these individuals to showcase their skills.  

We are positive that this year's show will be a great success and hope you join us in supporting our talented finalists.  

Follow us on Instagram @kaust.life, where we share more about these gifted finalists. 


Event Quick Information

08 Jun, 2023
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM