Phenomenal show in New York last night. A full review will be up in the coming days, but for now, here are the meat and potatoes results (it was difficult to hear some of the specifics on awards over the crowd cheering, so I'll apologize for the incomplete or potentially inaccurate reporting on some of those):
Outstanding Soloist: All Night Yahtzee, Christopher Diaz, for Rufus Wainwright's "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk"
Outstanding Vocal Percussion: All Night Yahtzee, Travis Smith (I believe it was for the whole set)
Outstanding Choreography: Noteworthy, (again, I think for the whole set)
Outstanding Arrangement: Rocktavo, (I think for Figaro)
3. The Zumbyes
Outstanding Choreography: Crimson
1. Men of NoteÂ
Meanwhile, just to stir the pot a little, here were my personal picks:
Oustanding Soloist: The Zumbyes, Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
Outstaning Percussion: All Night Yahtzee, Travis Smith, whole set
Outstanding Choreography: (I'll list all of three of my top picks for this one, because all three were truly outstanding)
1. Noteworthy,Â Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
2. The Crosbys, Spencer Davis Group's "I'm A Man"
3. The Zumbyes, Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
3. All Night Yahtzee
1. The Crosbys
I know (and welcome) the fact that I'll have plenty of folks disagree with my final placement, but to clarify, I have absolutely no problem with the fact that Noteworthy won or that Rocktavo and The Zumbyes placed. This was a truly competitive show, and I was left scratching my head and rearranging my final rankings all throughout the deliberation process.
Solo: Men of Note for "Mary Don't You Weep"
Choreography: The A Cappella Group for The Animaniacs song set to the tune of "Can-Can"
Percussion: Crimson for the whole set
1. Men of Note
Unfortunately, no photos from this event. Please do check back for the full review, though.