For the uninitiated, it can be difficult to understand why people love a cappella. Heck, even for those of us who do actively enjoy it, it can be difficult to put into words why we enjoy this art form so. While we’ll never have a truly comprehensive list of everything cool about a cappella, 200 Reasons to Love A Cappella is our best attempt at assembling a list of what makes it great.
Reason #31: The Host Group’s Performance While the Judges Deliberate
As enjoyable as competitive a cappella is, it comes with a certain unavoidable sense of tension. Groups are striving to hit every note right, and to make sure they stay within time limits. Most of the audience members are there to support one or two particular groups, which means it’s nerve-racking to see how “your” group did, and there’s a part of you that’s hoping every other group won’t sound great, for fear they’ll push your pick backward in the night’s rankings.