After three weekends of amazing a cappella action and some stiff competition all over the country, the Regional Rounds of the Voice Festival UK are finally over and we have our line-up for the final of the competition, which will take place next Saturday, March 10th, in London.
All The King’s Men
The first group to qualify were our reader’s favourites for the London Regional, All The King’s Men, who immediately embarked on a Tour of the US West Coast after their victory. The boys are competing in their second final in as many years, and after the learning curve on their debut performance last year, they will be hoping to clinch their first title and become the first group to win from outside of Oxbridge to do so.
The Sons of Pitches
First-time finalists The Sons of Pitches qualified from the Birmingham Regional last weekend, and are competing for the second time after making their debut last year. The boys have been making strides in the a cappella world recently, especially through their busking around Birmingham, but will be seen as outsiders for the final. Can they upset the odds?
Out of the Blue
Competing in their fourth straight final, Out of the Blue must be considered the favourites to win the competition. The boys have been second in the ICCAs twice, in 2006 and 2009 (and therefore officially the second best group in the world) and have heaps of experience, from the Edinburgh Fringe, Britain’s Got Talent and several UK and US Tours. They qualified from the hotly contested Oxford Regional and will do well.
Very much an unknown quantity, debutants HotTUBBS qualified earlier this evening from the Bristol Regional, in what could be considered a surprise result, given they received little to no backing from our readers in the poll. The group are, however, the only mixed group in the final, and will therefore be aiming to bring something different and fresh to the final. Could this work in their favour?
The Other Guys
The Other Guys were the last group to qualify for the final, making it through the notoriously tough St Andrews Regional earlier this evening. The YouTube stars are in only their second final after a two-year absence, and so may feel a little out of practice, given that only one of the current members of the group have been to the final before. That said, the group do have a lot of support and must be considered a threat.
Have Your Say
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