Friday, March 19, 2010

FAMU Alumna Tanza Thompson wins BET’s Talent Showcase

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Tanza Thompson appeared on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) show, “106 & Park,” on March 17 in New York City, winning first-place in the weekly talent competition, Wild-Out-Wednesday (WOW).

             Thompson competed against two musical groups and was selected by viewers throughout the nation and internationally.

             “The City of Tallahassee certainly showed me a great amount of love and support,” said Thompson, a Rickards High School graduate. “I really want to thank my family, FAMU, Rickards High School and everyone who texted or voted for me on  This is one of the happiest nights of my life and I will never forget the feeling I am feeling right now.”

            As a result of her win, Thompson will be performing with other previous “WOW” winners in an eight-city tour titled “Blaze the Stage,” and will perform on BET again this summer during the “Best of Wild Out Wednesday.”

             Her edgy, beat-based songs have attracted an energetic audience since she began her entertainment career in 2004.

              “106 & Park” is a 90-minute countdown music video show that features the top 10 most requested videos on BET of the day.

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