@LEVIMangu To quote Alex: The scoresheet was 70/50/30 with Vocals, Choreo and Overall Show/Band respectively as categories. You are correct, however, with the fact that the judge was not Judging one category specifically. Every judge has the same sheet
I don’t think it is a possibility that the scores were switched. Waubonsie was the last group to perform before awards, therefore being the last scores entered. Batavia’s scores had been locked in for hours at this point.
Regardless of the craziness that happened at this comp last night, I just have to say that the talent showcased here was absolutely insane. After rewatching the livestream, I can’t name a single group who shouldn’t be proud of their performance and I’d feel confident saying there were AT LEAST 10 future broadway stars in that building last night. A huge congratulations to not only the finalists, but every single group that competed here! You all left me awestruck!
From watching the live stream, I can say that I ultimately agreed with the judges’ final decisions! It always sucks to see amazing groups not get the result they wanted, but fortunately competitions like this are absolute treats for us spectators!!!
Glenwood— you’ve got my favorite show this year and that’s all I can really say without going on a tangent.
Loveland— way to represent the 513!!! Your energy is so high and I genuinely vibe off of watching you guys.
Wheaton North— ONE OF MY FAVORITE CONCEPTS EVER. And you guys perform it so effortlessly and beautifully.
Mt Zion— Um, WOW that finals performance. You guys dance like it’s nobody’s business. And honestly, I was really pleasantly surprised with your vocals as well. Totally exceeded my expectations!
Twinsburg— Love you GE. There’s no other group like y’all. I could watch your shows for days and be entertained. Super awesome to see you guys put on an amazing show tonight!
Waconia— Loved seeing you guys in finals tonight! Your tone sounded absolutely amazing on the live stream. Also, might I add, your band is FIRE
Waubonsie and Broken Arrow— I hope you guys come back and prove some people wrong next year.
I'm not going to dismiss the idea that there could have been, but the emcee said it best. There were 11 groups. 8 of them placed GC at other comps. 4 of the 8 have only placed 1st or 2nd. And they only had 6 spots. I personally would have had broken arrow in finals but who am I? (a kid from Mississippi) There so many amazing groups and i'm sure the point values were hairs away from each other.
Based on the live feed, here are my personal rankings:
GC: Wheaton North (Vocals, Overall Effect)
1RU: Glenwood (Visuals)
5RU: Mt. Zion
I saw some phenomenal performances tonight. The first half of Waconia’s show gives me life. Wheaton North’s is magical. And I LOVE Twinsburg’s out of-the-box shows every year (and this one left me craving omelettes).