2011 ICCA Finals

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The 2011 ICCA Finals was the final round of the 15th International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. It took place on April 16, 2011 in the Alice Tully Hall of the Lincoln Center in New York City. Seven groups competed, with Berklee College of Music's Pitch Slapped winning the title of Grand Champion. First and second runners-up were BYU Vocal Point and the Vanderbilt Melodores, respectively.


[edit] Introduction

Seven groups competed in the 2012 ICCA Finals: Vocal Point, representing the ICCA West; the Stereotypes, representing the ICCA Midwest; the Acabelles, representing the ICCA South; the Buffalo Chips, representing the ICCA Mid-Atlantic; Pitch Slapped, representing the ICCA Northeast Region; Cadenza, representing ICCA Western Europe; and the Vanderbilt Melodores, who were the Wildcard Champions.

[edit] Order of Performance

Before the show, the groups randomly selected the order in which they would perform. The following order was decided upon:

Order Group
1st The Melodores
2nd Pitch Slapped
3rd The Buffalo Chips
4th The Acabelles
5th The Stereotypes
6th Cadenza
7th Vocal Point

[edit] Performances

[edit] Vanderbilt Melodores

The Melodores performed
"How Low" by Ludacris (feat. Chris Brown)
"Strange Fruit/A Change Is Gonna Come" by Billie Holliday/Sam Cooke
"Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse

[edit] Berklee Pitch Slapped

Pitch Slapped performed
"The Other Side" by Bruno Mars
"Because of You" by Kelly Clarkson
"Takin' It To the Streets" by The Doobie Brothers

[edit] SUNY Buffalo Buffalo Chips

The Buffalo Chips performed
"Grenade" by Bruno Mars
"Lovers in Japan" by Coldplay
"Breakeven" by The Script

[edit] Florida State Acabelles

The Acabelles performed
"Born This Way"/"Stand Out"/"Eye 2 Eye" by Lady Gaga/A Goofy Movie
"Impossible" by
"Firework" by Katy Perry

[edit] WUSTL Stereotypes

The Stereotypes performed
"Holding Out For a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
"Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane
"If You're Out There" by John Legend

[edit] Cambridge Cadenza

Cadenza performed
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
"Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails
"Holding Out For a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler

[edit] BYU Vocal Point

Vocal Point performed
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson
"Meglio Stasera" by Michael Buble
"Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"
"Jump, Jive an' Wail" by Louis Prima

[edit] Results

The judges awarded the following points and awards to the groups and individuals[1]:

Placement Points Group Institution
Grand Champion 403 Pitch Slapped Berklee College of Music
First Runner-Up 367 Vocal Point Brighma Young University
Second Runner-Up 354 Melodores Vanderbilt University
Superlative Person/Group Institution Song
Outstanding Arrangement Dithu Rajaraman Stereotypes Holding Out For A Hero
Outstanding Choreography Ben Edquist Melodores Entire set
Outstanding Soloist Jake Hunsaker Vocal Point Meglio Stasera
Outstanding Vocal Percussion Tanner Nilsson Vocal Point Entire set

[edit] References

  1. http://varsityvocals.com/acappella-results.html
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