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The ACB Viva La Vida Contest


On February 20, we invited a cappella performers and fans to share their favorite collegiate a cappella versions of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida." The nominations are in, and, boy, are there some great versions of this song.

We present to you below eight finalists, posted in the order they were nominated for the contest. We are now looking for your votes to determine a contest winner. The winning version of the song will be featured in the last Tuesday Tubin’ of this publication season on May 26, and will be featured prominently on the site all the way until our 2010 season launches.

To vote, please visit our contact page and send in the number (1-8) of your pick. One vote per person, please. All votes must be received by Friday, April 10.

1. Ithaca College VoiceStream

2. Rochester Institute of Technology Eight Beat Measure

3. The Johns Hopkins University All-Nighters

4. The University of Michigan Dicks and Janes

5. University of Minnesota 7 Days

6. State Univeresity of New York at New Paltz Absolut A Cappella

7. The Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones

8. The Gettysburg College Four Scores

Update: Voting will close at 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2009. We will announce the results Friday morning, April 17, 2009.

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