Because it’s a free stream, the stream can be archived without any threat of copyright, which is pretty awesome. However I think they may be taking it down sometime next week just to preserve the secrecy of the shows (a whole other issue entirely that we don’t need to get into) So if anyone hasn’t seen the stream, finals in particular, now’s your chance. It’s definitely worth a watch. Every show blew me away, and was unique in its own way. Probably my favorite Showzam of the past few years!
Always a treat to see April James choreography. IMO, Spectrum had the most interesting and original choreo. That said, Studio is really clean. Difficulty adjusted, I'd give choreo to Spectrum and GC to Studio. Also repping well is my hometown Millennium crew who will round out top 3. Best of luck to all.
on Jan 20, 2019, 4:56 AM (Edited by realmc)
April James is one of the most the biggest names in show choir, also choreographing for Burbank, Clinton, and others. The idea that some judges "just won't buy into" what she does seems like a silly comment to me. But that is just my opinion.
Congrats to all groups. Iowa show choir is fire this year
Having watched the livestream, the one thing is I was a little underwhelmed by James' choreography this year. 2017 and 2018 her choreo was phenomenal and intense for the students, which really displayed their abilities. This year, there were moments of that, but other times I wishing for more. I like that she is pushing her boundaries for something new, but I really love the intensity she brings.
Wow - that was really something! I'm sure my guess here will be totally wrong, but here goes nothing!
GC - Urbandale, BV & BC
1RU -Waukee Millennium
2RU - Centennial Spectrum
3RU - Waukee Nova
4RU - Centennial ER
5RU - Urbandale Vitality
gonna be a super close top 3, but I see urbandale coming out on top. And the bottom three could swap spots! Interesting final awards awaiting!!
GCUrbandale BV BC
1ru Ankeny centennial
3ru Ankeny eternal