Backtrack Wins NY AcaOpen By A Hair!

Backtrack punched its ticket to the AcaOpen Finals after winning the New York Semifinal on Saturday by the closest margin of any qualifier so far in Varsity Vocals' inaugural competition.

With just a 14-point spread from first to third place, it was really anyone's game at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse. 

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Placing first, Backtrack automatically moves on to the Finals at Carnegie Hall on September 23. 

You can get your tickets here.

ACA DIY Episode 3 with Backtrack


Runner-up Stiletta and third-place Tonewall still have a chance at getting to finals through the incredibly competitive Wild Card Round.

Just like in ICCA and ICHSA, the second- and third-place groups from each semifinal have the opportunity to submit a video to be judged by a panel against its rubric. The winner of the Wild Card Round will advance immediately to the AcaOpen Finals.

How Was Stiletta Formed?
 

We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Placing at competition comes down to three factors: dynamics, intonation, and tuning.

"Beautiful" as performed by Tonewall


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