This was definitely a very exciting competition for everyone tonight! From what I heard, Hurricane was ahead by 2 in prelims, and then they were ahead by 14 after finals. After tonight, all I can say is that everyone definitely left everything on the stage, especially Hurricane! So much fun to participate!
This was a great competition! From my understanding the guy and a female judge had Loveland in first in finals and two females had Hurricane in first for finals. Both groups had strong shows. Congrats to Hurricane and Loveland!
1RU: Herbert Hoover
GC: Robert C Byrd
1RU: ETC All Americans
Best female soloist: Kayla Thompson ETC All Americans
Best male soloist: Braxton Smith Loveland By Request
Best stage crew: ETC All Americans
Best costume: Loveland By Request
Best show design: Loveland By Request
Best set: Robert C Byrd
Best combo: Loveland
Judges choice: white dress in Hurricane ballad
Best dressed director: Joseph Kincaid Hurricane
People choice: Herbert Hoover
Is that desirable? I feel like you can't accurately judge a single-gender group against mixed groups. You would be looking for different things, especially in vocals.
That would depend on the scoresheet. If the scoresheet does not have a section for male sound, or the categories specifically say something about a male sound, then the vocal principles should theoretically be the same/similar. It seems like a lot of competitions allow for single gender to make finals. I don't really see a problem if they are indeed one of the 6 best groups. It is an interesting discussion though.