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 Show Choir Community > Events > 2008 > Opelika Southern Showcase 2008


Event Info


February 9th, 2008

Venue Info

Opelika High School
Opelika Center for the Performing Arts
1700 Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

Phone: (334) 745-9715

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  11 Mixed Groups
  9 Womens Groups
  1 Mens Groups

Hosts:

  Opelika "Ovations"
  Opelika "Impressions"

Judges:

  Semonne Strawbridge
  Jeff Clark
  Tammy Maxie
  Archie Messersmith
  Gates Crisler (Finals)

Ticket Prices: Unknown

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Opelika Southern Showcase 2008









Awards
Photos
TBA
Live Stream
Event Site


 Finals
 

Groups in order of placement

 Encores
 Enterprise High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Overall Effect 

 Soundsations
 Petal High School
First Runner Up 
Best Costumes 
Spirit Award 

 The Network
 Homewood High School
Second Runner Up 

 CenterStage!
 Albertville High School
3rd Runner Up 
Best Band 

 Imagination
 West Jones High School
4th Runner Up 


 Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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 Mixed Division - Tier II
 

Groups

 Illusions
 North Forrest High School
First Place 

 Spotlight
 Prattville High School
Second Place 

 Renaissance
 Cleveland High School
Third Place 


 Womens Division
 

Groups

 Elegance
 Atlee High School
First Place 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 

 Innovations
 Petal High School
Second Place 
Best Overall Effect 

 Sassy
 West Jones High School
Third Place 

 New Image

 Tallassee High School
No Placement 

 Elan

 Auburn High School
No Placement 

 Synergy

 Brookwood High School
No Placement 

 Singers

 Vestavia Hills High School
No Placement 

 Chanter

 Oak Mountain High School
No Placement 

 The Legacy

 Homewood High School
No Placement 


 Mens Division
 

 Craftsmen
 Oak Mountain High School


  Members Who Attended This Event

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scfan2 on Feb 17, 2008, 8:38 AM
Post #79
 
Well I was there and I knew he was announced as the solo judge, just didn't know they added the solo judge in to judge the finals.



TreyAU21 on Feb 16, 2008, 1:59 PM
Post #78
 
QUOTE(scfan2 @ Feb 16 2008, 12:32 AM) [snapback]419729[/snapback]
Is the info above correct that Gates Crisler was added as a judge for the finals?


My guess is that it is (based on who posted it above)... why?


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scfan2 on Feb 16, 2008, 5:32 AM (Edited by scfan2)
Post #77
 
Is the info above correct that Gates Crisler was added as a judge for the finals?



TreyAU21 on Feb 14, 2008, 6:17 PM
Post #76
 
QUOTE(ashley09 @ Feb 13 2008, 10:49 PM) [snapback]419357[/snapback]
can someone please post the songs in petals show this year...
i have yet to see them, & i am vey curious..


For that matter... what are the set lists of ALL choirs?




ashley09 on Feb 14, 2008, 3:49 AM (Edited by ashley09)
Post #75
 
QUOTE(CSdude1 @ Feb 10 2008, 09:24 PM) [snapback]418398[/snapback]
Most of Petal's songs this year were popular back in the old days (late 40's - early 50's, I think). I knew and liked the song selection very much. That's one of my favorite styles of music!



can someone please post the songs in petals show this year...
i have yet to see them, & i am vey curious..


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MalloryLauren on Feb 14, 2008, 2:31 AM
Post #74
 
i know that we can definitely perform better. so hopefully that's just what we'll do on saturday.



TreyAU21 on Feb 13, 2008, 10:42 PM
Post #73
 
QUOTE(Spain_Park_Parker @ Feb 13 2008, 11:40 AM) [snapback]419203[/snapback]
My younger brother goes to auburn and told me the judge sheets. they got 192, 184, 181, and 142. if the other judge would have given them a decent score of atleast 165 or above they would ave made finals. look for them at homewood this weekend, it should be better than auburn has ever been


That's always a tricky subject though. All judges are judging the competition subjectively. What Judge A considers an 8... Judge B sees as a 6. So, my guess is (and you'll see this regularly) is that the judge that gave Auburn a 142 probably gave EVERY choir their lowest score. I'm not stating this as fact, I'm just guessing. Also to say that if "that" judge would have given Auburn a 165 probably also means that the judge would have given ALL choirs higher scores... ergo, Auburn would have needed an even higher score to make finals.

I talked to a couple of people who were at the competition, and they all agreed with the judges decisions for who made it into finals. The average place they were putting Auburn was ~7ish. Tell your bro to keep up the good work though and not get too focused on the judges sheet... just perform the best that he can!


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ShowchoirJudge on Feb 13, 2008, 7:56 PM
Post #72
 
QUOTE(johnsaloser @ Feb 13 2008, 12:21 PM) [snapback]419221[/snapback]
Who were the judges?


Semonne Strawbridge - Indianola, MS
Jeff Clark - Fairfield, OH
Tammy Carney - Clinton, MS
Archie Messersmith - NY, NY

Gates Crisler - Solos and Finals (replaced Shawn Eck who had to back out last minute)




johnsaloser on Feb 13, 2008, 6:21 PM
Post #71
 
Who were the judges?



on Feb 13, 2008, 4:40 PM
Post #70
 
QUOTE(drewcaves @ Feb 10 2008, 10:04 AM) [snapback]418060[/snapback]
They only gave a Grand Champion for A division, and that was North Forrest...

My thoughts:

Enterprise: Wow... You guys were fantastic... I absolutely loved the closer... And they sounded absolutely wonderful...

Petal: I loved the show...They are much better than last year... The ballad gave me chills... The female soloist is one of the best singers I have ever heard...

Homewood: They had my favorite show design... All of their soloists sang very well... The April James choreography was very intense and they had a nice sound too...

Albertville: I really thought that they should have gotten 1st RU in Finals behind Enterprise... The closer was fabulous and they had a very nice choral sound the whole show...

I was also very impressed with Auburn and Atlee... Auburn has improved much from years past, and I thought Atlee did very well...


My younger brother goes to auburn and told me the judge sheets. they got 192, 184, 181, and 142. if the other judge would have given them a decent score of atleast 165 or above they would ave made finals. look for them at homewood this weekend, it should be better than auburn has ever been




drewcaves on Feb 11, 2008, 9:04 PM
Post #69
 
QUOTE(CSdude1 @ Feb 11 2008, 10:35 AM) [snapback]418492[/snapback]
Hey, West Jones people! I really like your show a lot. 2 comments: Your opening soloist is wonderful! Second, when yall break out into the Justin Timberlake song, I always expect to hear the girls sing "talk to me boy" like in the original song. LOL! The way yall do it is fine, I just always hear "talk to me boy" in my head. LOL!


Thank you very much... Natalie really is a wonderful singer, and she did better than she's ever done this past weekend... I don't have much to say about your comment about our Justin Timberlake song, because there's not much that can be said... I think this may be the best Albertville ever... I am absolutely in love with the closer... The fog effect is so cool! I near about peed on myself the first time I saw the soloist walk out of the fog... It's so unexpected! I really think you guys should have gotten 1st RU... I also thought you guys should have been named Grand Champion at South Jones... I hate yall aren't going to Homewood, because I won't get to see Centerstage live again for the rest of the year...

But best of luck to you guys and all other groups that made finals this weekend... I can't argue that we should have placed higher, even though we possibly should have, because all the groups that beat us were awesome...




CSdude1 on Feb 11, 2008, 6:35 PM
Post #68
 
Hey, West Jones people! I really like your show a lot. 2 comments: Your opening soloist is wonderful! Second, when yall break out into the Justin Timberlake song, I always expect to hear the girls sing "talk to me boy" like in the original song. LOL! The way yall do it is fine, I just always hear "talk to me boy" in my head. LOL!



Scotty B. on Feb 11, 2008, 2:57 PM
Post #67
 
Congrats to enterprise for coming home with grand champion!!! I enjoyed your show this year!



CSdude1 on Feb 11, 2008, 5:24 AM
Post #66
 
QUOTE(scfan2 @ Feb 10 2008, 09:31 PM) [snapback]418343[/snapback]
Hey Cody I saw them at their dinner theatre and all I can say is they have stepped it up big time since then. I had refrained from posting a response when questions were asked earlier in this thread about why were people picking them so low, as I knew they would improve. To me it's a little diffrent type of show than I have seen them do, don't know how to describe it, the music seems to have a lot of broadway feel to it, but I'm not even certain where it's all from. One thing is for sure they brought their A game this weekend and I was really impressed with their show.


Most of Petal's songs this year were popular back in the old days (late 40's - early 50's, I think). I knew and liked the song selection very much. That's one of my favorite styles of music!




SCO Transfer on Feb 11, 2008, 4:20 AM (Edited by SCO Transfer)
Post #65
 
QUOTE(scfan2 @ Feb 10 2008, 09:31 PM) [snapback]418343[/snapback]
Hey Cody I saw them at their dinner theatre and all I can say is they have stepped it up big time since then. I had refrained from posting a response when questions were asked earlier in this thread about why were people picking them so low, as I knew they would improve. To me it's a little diffrent type of show than I have seen them do, don't know how to describe it, the music seems to have a lot of broadway feel to it, but I'm not even certain where it's all from. One thing is for sure they brought their A game this weekend and I was really impressed with their show.


Hopefully no one thought I was saying that I thought they were having a down year. I said that in response to those who were placing them so low in their predictions. I've heard nothing but good things out of the Soundsations camp this season.

Congrats to all finalists at Opelika; I look forward to seeing most of you at Homewood next weekend.


edit: grammar/punctuation...what else?


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scfan2 on Feb 11, 2008, 3:31 AM
Post #64
 
Hey Cody I saw them at their dinner theatre and all I can say is they have stepped it up big time since then. I had refrained from posting a response when questions were asked earlier in this thread about why were people picking them so low, as I knew they would improve. To me it's a little diffrent type of show than I have seen them do, don't know how to describe it, the music seems to have a lot of broadway feel to it, but I'm not even certain where it's all from. One thing is for sure they brought their A game this weekend and I was really impressed with their show.



SCO Transfer on Feb 11, 2008, 2:41 AM
Post #63
 
So much for Petal having a down year, huh?

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showchoirhasbeen on Feb 11, 2008, 12:18 AM
Post #62
 
QUOTE(jondenson @ Feb 10 2008, 12:44 PM) [snapback]418109[/snapback]
In Finals, Homewood and Petal tied for second on both the scoresheet and the ranking system, but Petal had the better vocal score allowing them to move ahead.


Weird.




geeah791 on Feb 10, 2008, 9:10 PM
Post #61
 
Prelims for A

GC: North Forrest Illusions
1R: Prattville Spotlight
2R: Cleveland Renaissance


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jondenson on Feb 10, 2008, 6:44 PM
Post #60
 
Petal won Best Costumes, as well.

In Prelims, First and Forth were seperated by 7 points, not sure on what scale. It was just what I was told.

In Finals, Homewood and Petal tied for second on both the scoresheet and the ranking system, but Petal had the better vocal score allowing them to move ahead.



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