-When I get my name in lights
-She loves to hear the music
-Let me Entertain you
There are some rough videos on youtube of our show that I uploaded...it's on there twice actually...the more recent one is from a dress rehersal last week and the other one is from our Findlay performance last month, which was not a competition but more like an exhibition...a chance for some of the local groups to put on their show in front of an audience without being judged. You can see the kids better in the Findlay video and the sound is really good, but I was in the 2nd row so I was way too close to get the whole group in at once.
some breakdowns of shows. Grove City was the first group i watched at Central Crossing, so their show is too fuzzy for me to remember, but i tried to recollect a much as i could about other finalist groups.
-Two Worlds, One Family/Strangers Like Me
-Jazz Number (The diction was less than desirable - I never could pick out a possible title from the lyrics)
-(Song I Didn't Recognize)/Children Will Listen
-Venus Medley (Guys' and Girls' Number. Women sing same song as Clinton 2006)
*a note about the closer, it is quite the experience. once the show has better flow and the technical transitions are ironed out, i look forward to other's reactions to Renegade.
-I'm Proud to Be an American
-Miss America Novelty
-(Don't remember closer. Something patriotic)
i really don't know any of the song titles with the exception of the closer, "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven." Poca's show is very unique and something i would encourage anyone who is a fan of themed shows to watch. details i would watch out for are the backlit dancers in the opener and the ballad soloist.
i was able to see all of the finalists except for Cory Rawson and Grove City Women during daytime competition. it's November, so a lot of improvements need to be made for regular competition season, but some groups gave a rather interesting showing. Poca, in particular, was the biggest surprise to me. i've watched their themed shows before, but this season brings the most conceptual set i've seen from them yet. also, Teays' closer is quite the experience. once the setup time is reduced i think it will be very impressive.
I can't say enough about how awesome it was for Lil Ol' Cory-Rawson to do so amazingly well! With a student body of only 250 kids for the whole high school, to have such a talented group of singer/dancers and band is SO impressive!
Teays Valley had a really cool show, especially the first number and the closer!
Congrats to everyone who competed yesterday, you're all winners in my book! ;)
Small school, big hearts paid off for Cory-Rawson I am so proud of you guys. The past two season you have consistantly improved to the point where you are getting much deserved attention.What a way to start off the season Now I hope you all know that any dream can be reached so go ahead reach for the stars this season.
GC- Teays Valley - Swept class B, grande champ in coreography and vocals
1st runner up- Cory Rawson - Swept class C, best male and female soloists, best costumes, GC Combo
2nd runner up- Kettering - Swept class A
3rd runner up- Poca
4th runner up- Grove City Mixed
5th runner up- Grove City all Girls
It was a great competition today!!! A lot of very talented schools. Should get a lot better in the upcoming months. Congrats to everyone that participated today and good luck in future competitions.