Abe, do you have the rest of the Prelims results? You came in clutch last year with point totals and everything!
Since this is a big enough comp. to rank as a "premier" comp. the groups that finished in the top 10 still technically get some points for rankings and I can't finalize this weeks rankings unless I know who rounds out the top 10.
GC: Sound FX
1RU: Act II
GC: Focal Point (Performs in Exhibition before Finals)
Outstanding Backup Combo: Ambassadors
Outstanding Crew: Ambassadors
The next two each get a $12,000 scholarship over 4 years (do not need to be a music major!)
Outstanding Male Soloist in a Show: Mayville - Jimmy Twigg
Outstanding Female Soloist in a Show: Craig - Hailey Peterson
Solo/Duet Comp (Perform before finals)
Top Male Soloist: Neenah - Jack Murphy
Top Female Soloist: Prairie Du Sac - Rachel B.
Top Duet: Skutt - Sharah S. & Joanna L.
Finals start at 7:15 (hopefully)
Finalists - in no particular order
I was able to see most of the open class groups this afternoon and here are my new predictions based off of prelims.
GC: St. Francis (BV)
1RU: Craig (BC, BB)
3RU: Skutt Catholic
Great performances by everybody! I can't stay for finals but I'm anxious to see the results later! Also I loved Prairie's theme! One of the coolest shows I've seen in a long time! Good luck to everybody tonight!
Top 2: Craig and Prairie.
Prairie's show is awesome, I love it. Clue is a genius theme. The songs are put together well. It's very well executed. Craig is very traditional show choir. They are good at it but its the same standard formula that has been done a million and a half times and honestly it is kind of boring (my opinion). Going off technical scores, I think Craigs got it. If we are going off of entertainment value it'd be Prairie easily.
3rd: St. Francis (that ballad was beautiful and if they got BV on that alone I wouldn't be suprised)
Wild Card: (the only group I didn't see) Sauk
Very excited for the fort showcase this weekend! It's always a smooth, well run competition and there will be lots of great groups there! Here's my best guess at predictions:
2RU: St. Francis
That was tough to do and I'm sure I will be wrong. I could really see the top two, or even the top 3 going a couple different ways, and it will definitely be a battle for the caption awards. I also would not be surprised if Sauk, Mayville or Mundelein's women's group made finals. Best of luck to all groups! Can't wait to see some great shows!