I'm coming to see Grenada and Brandon! Their shows last year were A1. And I need not to mention the amazing Homewood, and Auburn! Will be a good competition. Can't wait to see all of these amazing groups go head to head.
on Jan 11, 2017, 10:40 PM (Edited by jdcritt)
Judges will include:
1. Trent Buglewicz, director of Linn-Mar "10th Street Edition" and "Hi-Style"
2. Winona Costello, founder of Clinton "Attaché"
3. Jonathan Shew, Broadway performer
4. Lexi Robson, choreographer
5. Brittnye Aven, founder of Madison Central "Reveille"
I doubt highly that Auburn doesn't get best choreography here, but if that happens, it's more likely to be Homewood than Grenada. Could definitely see Auburn getting Overall Effect here as well. I got the chance to hear Homewood sing one of their songs back in August and they sounded phenomenal, so I think you're right on Best Vocals. Sure to be an exciting showdown between Homewood and Auburn to kick off the Southern circuit.
This is sure to look different when I put them into my score system:
GC: Homewood (BV) (BC)
1RU: Auburn (OE)
2RU: West Jones
The little bit that I got to see of Homewood's choreography was cleaner than 2012 when they faced Clinton, and I saw them almost two weeks ago. Still would not surprise me if Auburn got BC, or if there was a tie.
I did notice that there are some new directors - Oak Grove in particular stood out to me. They typically do really well, so I would definitely keep an eye out for them making finals.
Finals should start around 9PM, but this is a Southern competition, so it will probably be later than that. 8:35PM is when Prelims awards are scheduled, so I would aim for that time slot should you make the drive for finals (which is a great idea).