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  Show Choir Community    Events    2023 Season    Waconia Star Power 2023

Event Info

February 18th, 2023

Venue Info

Waconia High School
Performing Arts Center
1650 Community Dr.
Waconia, MN 55387

Phone: (952) 442-0670

Event Details

No. of Attending Choirs:

  11 Mixed Groups
  6 Treble Groups
  3 Middle School Groups


  Waconia "Power Company"
  Waconia "The Current"
  Waconia "Shockwave"


  Mike Esser

  Debora Utley

  Damon Brown

  Nick Hansberry (Band)

  Adam Miller (Critique/Finals)

  Adam Peters (Critique/Finals)


Adult Admission
$10 Prelims
$9 Finals
$17 All Day

Student/Senior Admission
$7 Prelims
$6 Finals
$12 All Day


Waconia Star Power 2023

Event Site
Live Stream



 Rhythm In Gold
 Bloomington Kennedy High School
Grand Champion 
Best Vocals 
Best Choreography 
Best Soloists (Sophia Hanson and Saturn Jordan) 
People's Choice 

 Millard North High School
First Runner Up 
Best Soloist (Lily Ginsburg) 

 Bridge Street Singers
 St. Francis High School
Second Runner Up 
Best Crew 

 Bemidji High School
3rd Runner Up 

 Sioux Falls Jefferson High School
4th Runner Up 

 Celebration Co.
 Benton Community High School
5th Runner Up 

Mixed Division - Tier I (Prelims)
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Mixed Division - Tier II


 Celebration Co.
 Benton Community High School
First Place 

 West Salem High School
Second Place 

 Millard North High School
Third Place 

 State Street Singers
 Waseca High School
4th Place 

Treble Division


 La Voce Ballo
 Bemidji High School
First Place 

 Millard North High School
Second Place 

 West Salem High School
Third Place 


 Bloomington Jefferson High School
No Placement 


 Sioux Falls Jefferson High School
No Placement 

 Blue and Gold Velvet

 Bloomington Kennedy High School
No Placement 

Middle School Division

Groups in order of performance

 Waconia Middle School
Exhibition Only 
 Valley View Voices

 Valley View Middle School
Exhibition Only 

 St. Francis Middle School
Exhibition Only 

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13 comments • Sort by

thebetterbauer on Feb 20, 2023, 7:50 PM
Post #13
In case anybody is interested in how final placements were decided, it was done by a ranking system. The rankings for each group in finals are as follows (they are in a random order for each group)

Kennedy - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Millard North - 2, 2, 2, 3, 4
St. Francis - 2, 3, 3, 4, 6
Bemidji - 2, 3, 4, 5, 5
Jefferson - 3, 4, 4, 5, 5
Benton - 5, 6, 6, 6, 6

rickymcgarry on Feb 20, 2023, 4:56 PM
Post #12
Sioux falls! Beautiful singing and powerful dancing. Loved the ambience of the show, and those soloists after the ballad.

Millard North’s show was SO beautiful. I was a little confused in prelims, but by the end of their finals performance, they had me rethinking my life.

Bloomington Kennedy really puts everything out there, so happy for you guys.

St Francis had such a fun show, executed really well.

The complexity and depth of Bemidjis choreo is stunning.

Benton’s guys number is the funniest thing i’ve seen all year.

Waconia has an unfathomable amount of energy, and that band goes hard.

Was such a great comp to watch! Much love to all groups.


Jlundy33 on Feb 20, 2023, 4:09 PM
Post #11
Will’s analysis is spot on for every group! Great to see Kennedy getting some recognition this year. They have a very entertaining performance! Power Company AND Mega Watt really brought the energy, I’ve loved their routine all year but this was by far the best!

Will. on Feb 19, 2023, 3:47 PM
Post #9
Was so great to pop over for finals last night! Hadn't seen any of these shows yet this year so it was super duper fun to see them all live. Here are a few thoughts on all of the shows I saw:
Benton - the definition of a novelty set done right. Guys number was incredible. I didn't realize that two of the new 87,000 IRS agents wound up in Van Horne! Kevin Chase is so good at that kind of choreography. The show wasn't as well put together vocally or visually as some others, but was definitely more entertaining.
SF Jefferson - The a capella part in the ballad was so very well done that I almost forgot it was a capella. There were definitely cool staging moments within the song and it was cool to see the dark lighting for most of the show. I can't believe this is only the second year of existence, can't wait to see where the future takes y'all!
Bemidji - Your choreography was a different game than anybody else. It had been a while since I had seen an April James group, and I am reminded yet again why she is considered one of the best in the business. Vocally, the show was missing the last 20 percent of precision and power that most other groups had during finals.
St. Francis - This show is definitely better than when I saw it at New London, and that's not just because you were able to use the fog machine here. The closer was absolute chaos in the best kind of way. I am going to miss seeing Joe Jacobsen on stage because goodness gracious, what a star.
Millard North - Knocked my socks off with how well of a choral sound the group produced. I'll be honest, I still don't really understand the show, but that doesn't take away from the singing and dancing. The choreography wasn't as 'innovative' as other groups on the night but it was still executed very well!
Bloomington Kennedy - Wow! Hello there! Great to see that the Bloomington to Broadway pipeline is continuing to churn out incredible soloists. Such an entertaining show. Not much to say besides that it was great! The Bad Romance/Seven Nation Army/Toxic arrangement is very popular this year, but that was the best execution of it I've seen anywhere.
Waconia - Home performances always feel good, but this one was an extra level of special. The band was incredible as always. The energy, vocals and choreo got better as the set went along. The storyline of the show wrapped up nicely with the closer. It continues to be an absolute travesty that comp season has to end in mid-February for y'all, but this was another fantastic PoCo show.

kennyhernandez on Feb 19, 2023, 5:01 PM (Edited)
Post #10
the bad romance/ seven nation army/ toxic arrangement is from the moulin rouge musical!! our show is moulin rouge! its funny its so popular this year lol- thank you for watching our show <3

Will. on Feb 19, 2023, 1:18 AM
Post #8
Final results posted.

KrisKim on Feb 18, 2023, 9:02 PM (Edited)
Post #4
Best soloists Sophia hanson and saturn Jordan from rig and someone from Infinity (sorry didn't catch name)
Best crew: bridge street singers
Best band: Neenah vintage
People choice RIG
Woman's division
Second runner up vivace
First runner up illumination
Gc la voce ballo
Prep division
Second place singsations
First place celebration co
Celebration co.
Bridge street singers
Rhythm in gold

mbonham481 on Feb 18, 2023, 11:25 PM
Post #7
Lily Ginsburg is the best soloist from infinity!!!


dander8953 on Feb 18, 2023, 8:20 PM
Post #3
It is sad that they do not do the afternoon awards on-line, there are those of us that would like to hear the annoucements of the places.
Some of us are unable to travel to these sites because of physical problems.


ShowQuireFan on Feb 18, 2023, 9:48 PM
Post #6
The prelim awards are not held in the location as the performances, so it's is not an option.

LylePundt on Feb 18, 2023, 9:04 PM
Post #5
Celebration Company - 7:30
Legacy - 8:00
Bridge Street Singers - 8:30
Rhythm In Gold - 9:00
Vocalmotive - 9:30
Infinity - 10:00
The order is from preliminary times.

thebetterbauer on Jan 11, 2023, 11:03 PM (Edited)
Post #2
Schedule is posted.
5:30pm - The Current EXHIBITION
6:00pm - Daytime awards in gym
7:30pm - Finals begin (6 Finalists)
10:30pm - Power Company EXHIBITION
11:00pm - Finals Awards

thebetterbauer on Nov 14, 2022, 8:56 PM (Edited)
Post #1
So far it's looking like:
Bloomington Kennedy
Millard North
Sioux Falls Jefferson
St. Francis
West Salem


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