Competition Countdown – February 17, 2020

Tonight on Competition Countdown hear the inside scoop from Singchronize Female A CappellaSurround Sound A CappellaEcho EffectAll-Night Yahtzee, and Dragon Scales A cappella.

The fun starts at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Hear the rebroadcast at 9 am & pm EST/6 am & pm PST on Sunday, or download the podcast next week!

Competition Countdown – January 20, 2020

The next episode of Competition Countdown 2020 airs tonight at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific with these incredible groups:

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Mason Some Noise – GMU A Cappella
The One Note Stand at UMW
* Hawkappella from Bartlett High School (Illinois)
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Just press the big blue button at the top of our homepage. If you can’t tune in tonight, it will reair on Sun Feb 2nd at 10am and 10pm Eastern/7am and 7pm Pacific.

And if THOSE times don’t work for you, one of each of the segments will be released each day of next week on the Competition Countdown podcast, available on all major podcasting platforms or on the podcast website: http://competitioncountdown.org!

Vocal HERspective Episode 19 – Sara Yood

Since 2003, Sara Yood has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep Varsity Vocals growing and running smoothly. These days you can find her backstage orchestrating Finals in NYC and doing it with incredible poise. All on top of her day job as an IP lawyer in NYC.

Don’t miss a fantastic conversation with this a cappella Wonder Woman on Episode 19 of Vocal HERspective, debuting Tuesday at 6:30 pm PST/9:30 pm EST here on Acaville!

New Varsity Vocals Champions Named

The stages of Town Hall and the PlayStation Theater brought a cappella to Broadway this weekend for the 2019 ICHSA and ICCA Finals.

After two evenings of performances that marked the culmination of a year of hard work from all of the finalists, two new groups joined the legacy of Varsity Vocals champions – InToneNation and the N’Harmonics.

Here are the full results:

ICHSA Finals
InToneNation ICHSA 2019

OVERALL STANDINGS
1st Place: InToneNation (New Manchester High School) – 441 Points
2nd Place: Skyline Blues (Skyline High School) – 338 Points
3rd Place: The Thursdays (Chelmsford High School) – 331 Points

SPECIAL AWARDS
Outstanding Soloist: Tyler Lewis (InToneNation) for “Dancing On My Own”
Outstanding Vocal Percussion: Chris Ekpiken (Skyline Blues) for the entire set
Outstanding Arrangement: InToneNation for the entire set & Griffin Prillwitz (Free to Breathe) for “Sweet Dreams”
Outstanding Choreography: Evolve for the entire set

ICCA Finals
N'Harmonics ICCA 2019
OVERALL STANDINGS

1st Place: N’Harmonics (New York University) – 444 Points
2nd Place: BisCaydence (University of Miami) – 358 Points
3rd Place: ScatterTones (UCLA) – 352 Points

SPECIAL AWARDS
Outstanding Soloist: Tyler Lewis (HardChord DynaMix) for “Trainwreck”
Outstanding Vocal Percussion: Lora Riehl (Pitch, Please) for the entire set
Outstanding Arrangement: Brett Castro (N’Harmonics) for the entire set
Outstanding Choreography: Brett Castro and Devon McDowell (N’Harmonics) for the entire set