After seeing all 4 shows online, these are my Tier 1 predictions:
GC - Los Alamitos (Showmanship/choreography)
1st ru - John Burroughs (Musicianship)
2nd ru - Burbank
3rd ru - Brea Olinda
All 4 of these shows have a LOT going on, but these groups perform like no one else in the country. I think Los Al could sweep, they just seem to be a notch above the rest (although I'm still not completely sure what their show is about.. the video that was posted of them recently got deleted). My personal favorite show is John Burroughs (the soloist that sings that French song is incredible - well, all of their soloists are. California kids can SING). I really hope there is a livestream here, but I'm not gonna be that guy that asks!
I interpreted Los Al's show (via the YouTube video) as being about escapism. The protagonist lives a pretty miserable life, dead-end job and a sick wife, and he gets an opportunity to go into some hologram/simulation/virtual reality program. He's free in this hologram to do whatever, building up to some insane, manic party. In the aftermath he wakes up and, I think, realises he can't hide from his reality and continues with his life and work through his problems.
Burbank, Los Al, and John Burroughs' shows are all amazing this year. They have always been so close to each other with their shows, but this year they are so evenly matched its insane! Again, I wouldn't want to be the judge to have to choose a first, second, and third for these groups.
Wednesday at 11:50 PM (Edited by Natshow)
I'd imagine so. I usually see her name listed as Tori, instead of Victoria, so I've fixed it above. Probably an oversight when the event page was put together, but all good thanks for pointing it out as our internal personnel system is a bit tricky sometimes.
MIXED TIER I
GC - John Burroughs "Powerhouse" (Musicianship, Best Choreography, Best Soloist)
1RU - Los Alamitos "Sound FX" (Showmanship, Best Show Design)
2RU - Burbank "In Sync" (Best Costumes)
3RU - Brea Olinda "Masquerade" (Most Spirited)
(I do not envy these judges... easily the closest and hardest to call division, maybe in the nation...)
GC- Burbank "In Sync" (BC, BB)
1RU- John Burroughs "Powerhouse" (BV)
2RU- Los Alamitos "Sound FX"
3RU- Brea Olinda "Masquerade"
I think its gonna be close between 2nd and 3rd. Looking closely at it, John B and Los AL have been back and forth this season. First Los AL beats John B, then John B comes back and beats Los Al. If it isn't close between these two choirs I will be surprised. I put Burbank in 1st because of their record compared to John B, Los AL, and Brea. Not sure what awards are offered here but... Burbank I think will win Best Band and Best Choreography, and I think John B will win Best Vocals. Again, not sure what awards are offered but I was basing it off of awards offered in the Midwest. Good luck to all!
Full schedule has been added. No, you're not reading that wrong... the last two choirs of the evening aren't even scheduled to perform until after midnight! Also, this is a Thursday/Friday event instead of a Friday/Saturday event which is somewhat unusual. That said, this competition has managed to pull in an impressive roster of choirs which should make for a fun evening.