To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS) hosted the spectacular event ‘RS's Got Talent 2023’. Not only celebrity guests were invited to perform and judge, students, alumni and teachers from RS had also showcased various musical performances. The lineup was remarkable, and the presence and performances of the stakeholders had captivated the audiences.
RS's Got Talent 2023 featured a diverse range of outstanding performances by undergraduate and postgraduate students, alumni, and teachers. The event brought together 11 teams for competition, each showcasing their unique talents, including acoustic singing, dance routines, and live band performances. Among the winners, Miss Lam Sze Wing and Mr Sam Yat Kan, Year 2 OT students, received the Bronze Award for their acoustic singing performance of "Lovely", while Miss Chor Wing Sum and Miss Yi Yin Ni, also Year 2 OT students, won the Silver Award for their acoustic singing performance of "Breathing with You (留一天與你喘息)". Mr Kwan Yan Ting, a Year 2 PT student, impressed the audiences with his dazzling dance performance of a mix of K-pop songs, and had received both the Gold Award and the Peer's Choice Award, being the “Double Winner” of this event!
In addition to the competition, renowned celebrities Mr Alfred Hui and Miss Gin Lee graced the stage, attracting and exciting the audiences with their moving voices as they delivered powerful and heartfelt songs. A distinguished panel of celebrity judges, including Miss Cally Kwong, Mr Clayton Cheung, and our accomplished alumnus Mr King Lam, evaluated all the performances and provided their expert insights. Mr King Lam did not only serve as a judge but also showcase his remarkable musical talent with a singing performance, strengthening the bond between the department and its successful alumni.
The event was further elevated by the presence of esteemed judges of honour, including Dr Miranda Lou (Executive Vice President, PolyU), Prof. David Shum (Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Professor in Neuropsychology, Chair Professor of Neuropsychology, and Dean of FHSS, PolyU), and Prof. Hector Tsang (Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head, RS, Interim Director of MHRC, PolyU). Their presence added significant value to the event. The event has successfully provided a platform for individuals to showcase their multifaceted abilities, celebrate their passion for music and arts, and foster a vibrant and inclusive community within the department.
In addition to the competition teams, 4 performing teams from the RS Summer School Programme delighted the audiences with their incredible skills. The teams presented attractive performances, including K-pop song dancing, musical instrument playing, singing, and Sri Lankan dancing, further enriching the overall experience of the audiences.
RS's Got Talent 2023 was a significant success, not only commemorating the department's rich history, but also emphasizing its commitment to nurturing students' diverse abilities and creative talents. We are incredibly proud of our students', alumni’s and teachers’ diverse talents and look forward to hosting more enjoyable events in the future!