Welcome to Competition Countdown!

Host Rachael Schoenbaum interviews a cappella groups competing for glory in various competitions. Follow to see what’s up with your favorite groups as they vie for greatness on the stage!

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Voicebox

Episode 197 (0:11:58)

Voicebox

Known for their spooky pop vibe, Voicebox from University of Central Florida has shifted gears a bit for their UpStaged AID submission, entering the competition with Imagination, originally performed by Labrinth. The group is competing for The Trevor Project in the Southeast Region.

Their video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/tKo2Zm36vXM.

Be sure to vote: https://www.upstagedu.com/event/vote-here-for-your-favorite-school-a-cappella-teams-in-the-upstagedaid-one-world-every-student-voice-virtual-competition.

UpStaged AID (8) | 2020 (66) |

The Midnight Ramblers

Episode 196 (0:06:53)

The Midnight Ramblers

The University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers have achieved international recognition through their live performances and recordings and maintain their status as one of the most energetic and musically ambitious college a cappella groups in the country. The Ramblers are competing in UpStaged AID's Northeast Region with their rendition of Redbone, featuring soloist and arranger Ben Emmerich and Keegan Stricker on VP. The group has chosen the Rochester Area Community Foundation for their charity.

Their video can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcSpTvX6dtA&feature=youtu.be.

Be sure to watch all the competitors and vote at https://www.upstagedu.com/event/vote-here-for-your-favorite-school-a-cappella-teams-in-the-upstagedaid-one-world-every-student-voice-virtual-competition.

UpStaged AID (8) | 2020 (66) |

Amplified

Episode 195 (0:10:41)

Amplified

Amplified from University of Arizona is a 17 member, mixed voice, student-led a cappella ensemble. They are competing in UpStaged AID's West Region and have chosen the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program as their charity! The group has submitted their rendition of Saturn, originally performed by Sleeping at Last, as their competition song.

Their video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/sy8-tpOtoOU.

Be sure to vote: https://www.upstagedu.com/event/vote-here-for-your-favorite-school-a-cappella-teams-in-the-upstagedaid-one-world-every-student-voice-virtual-competition.

UpStaged AID (8) | 2020 (66) |

Hum A Cappella

Episode 194 (0:06:13)

Hum A Cappella

Born in the heart of Texas, Hum A Cappella is the University of Texas' very own South Asian fusion a cappella group. They are competing in UpStaged AID's Southwest Region with their rendition of Bheege, featuring soloists Ajay Thatte, Sumedha Nag and Rupasri Shankar and arranged by: Rupasri Shankar. The group is competing for the Lebanese Red Cross.

Their video can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReE3Emw2DCM.

Be sure to check out all the competitors and vote at https://www.upstagedu.com/event/vote-here-for-your-favorite-school-a-cappella-teams-in-the-upstagedaid-one-world-every-student-voice-virtual-competition.

UpStaged AID (8) | 2020 (66) |

Mind the Gap

Episode 193 (0:06:15)

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap is the gender-inclusive a cappella group on campus at the University of Oregon competing in UpStaged AID's West Region. The submitted their mashup of Rise / The Weekend, originally performed by Solange/SZA (feat. Calvin Harris) and selected to appear on BOCA 2020! They are competing for Don't Shoot Portland.

Their video can be seen at: https://youtu.be/vAMDuWCeg4Q.

Be sure to vote: https://www.upstagedu.com/event/vote-here-for-your-favorite-school-a-cappella-teams-in-the-upstagedaid-one-world-every-student-voice-virtual-competition.

UpStaged AID (8) | 2020 (66) |

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