We recently announced we’d be choosing the winner of our first Singing Competition of 2015. Our vocal coaches picked out three star entries to be considered for the prize, but we also had a secret wildcard that our team hand-selected from the entries that were not chosen as finalists.
Before we announce our winner, we’d like to declare our wildcard: Eline Vera, for her stunning performance of Chandelier. It was a technically impressive performance that simply could not be overlooked.
Our list of finalists were:
- Béla Bacht – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Lance Boughner – All Too Well
- Spencer Lord – Let Her Go
- Eline Vera – Chandelier
We found it impossible to choose just one winner, so this competition’s joint winners are Spencer Lord and Eline Vera.
Eline’s video was so professionally produced and was the best overall submission – but we’ve taken this as an opportunity to clarify our submission criteria. What we really want to see is a real, live recording that was done in one take. Using that as a judging basis, Spencer Lord is a very worthy winner.
A big congratulations and thank you to our winners, our finalists, and indeed, all of the entries that successfully made it onto VoiceCouncil.
Check out our featured interviews with the winners: