2016 VoiceJam Winners

VoiceJam Champion: The Wanted

 

The Wanted, based out of Taiwan, are the first ever international competitor and winner of the a cappella festival VoiceJam. This talented group had vocal precision and stage presence that won over both the judges and the crowd. Not only did they win the overall competition, they also earned the titles of Outstanding Vocal Percussion and Aca-Fan Favorite.

About The Wanted: 

The Wanted was founded in 2014 by six Taiwanese high school students. Inspired by one of their teachers, they began to sing and arrange contemporary a cappella music. Even though all members now study at different universities, they still rehearse regularly and participate in different a cappella festivals worldwide. The Wanted have won the first place prize at the 2014 World Contemporary A Cappella Competition, the first place prize and “Best Vocal Percussion” award at the 2015 China A Cappella festival, the first place prize at the 2015 Shanghai Citizen A Cappella Competition and the first place prize at the 2015 Vocal Asia Festival Asian Cup A Cappella Competition. The Wanted also had the opportunity to open for the professional a cappella group, Naturally 7 concert in Shanghai.

VoiceJam Runner-Up: VirtuOSO

 

VirtuOSO, of Baylor University, came in a very close second place and qualified to compete at Walton Art Center’s partner, Vocal Asia in Taiwan later this summer. In addition to finishing runner up, VirtuOSO also won Outstanding Choreography.

About VirtuOSO

VirtuOSO has quickly risen to prominence among America’s Collegiate A Cappella groups. Of their 2015 ICCA finals debut, a Newsweek article noted: “My pick for first place goes to Baylor University’s VirtuOSO… because they are authentic. Professional but not produced.” This talented group mixes technical perfectionism and pure star-power, bringing all the fun and funk you love about a cappella music.

Full LIsting of Award Winners

Award: VoiceJam Champion
Winner: The Wanted

Award: VoiceJamRunner-Up
Winner: VirtuOSO

Award: VoiceJam Champion
Winner: The Wanted

Award: Fan Favorite
Winner: The Wanted

Award: Outstanding Choreography
Winner: VirtuOSO

Award: Best Vocal Percussion
Winner: The Wanted

Award: Outstanding Soloist
Winner: Macy Hyland / Maddy Gourlay

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