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)
Ramifications

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!

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

ICHSA 2019 Finals Preview

On April 26, this year’s top nine high school a cappella groups will take the stage at The Town Hall in New York City.

If someone told us ten years ago just how great high school a cappella would be now, we would have never believed them. But now, a seat in the house at this competition is likely to be one of the best shows you’ll see all year.

A few tickets remain, so make sure you get yours now.

Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s finalists:

PFC – Southwest Champion
MacArthur High School, San Antonio, TX

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The Thursdays – Northeast Champions
Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA

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InToneNation – South Champions
New Manchester High School, Douglasville, GA

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Highlands Voices – Mid-Atlantic Champions
Northern Highlands Regional High School, Allendale, NJ

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Skyline Blues – Great Lakes Champions
Skyline High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Skyline Blues - 2018 ICHSA Set

Knight Club – Midwest Finalist
Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI

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Free to Breathe – West Champions
Sunset High School, Portland, OR

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Madison Avenue – Wild Card Finalist
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

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Evolve – Wild Card Finalist
Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, MD

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