Yesterday evening, the announcement was made as to which international group would be representing the Rest of the World at the upcoming ICCA Finals at the Lincoln Center in New York City. With several of our UK groups having submitted video setlists to the ICCAs, it was in the end a close run thing between this year’s VF-UK champions, Vive, and the arguable runners-up, The Sons of Pitches, whose disappointment will surely be annulled by this particular result.
It means for the first time, the winners of this year’s university competition will not be invited to perform as the representatives of the UK, with the ICCAs using a different system this year with which to allocate the International Wild Card, that being through video applications.
Previous UK entrants to the ICCAs have fared well – Out of the Blue has come second twice, in 2006 and 2009, while last year’s champions All the King’s Men came in third behind third-time champions the SoCal VoCals.
We’ll be previewing the Final as soon as all the entrants are through, but for now let us wish The Sons of Pitches good luck in their endeavours in New York. The UK is behind you!
1st: The Sons of Pitches (363 Points)
2nd: Vive (350 Points)
3rd: The Oxford Belles (295 Points)