Competition is the focal point of the annual convention. It provides an opportunity for members of Sweet Adelines International within the Quartet of Nation Region 31 to learn and grow their performance through friendly contests. Members can participate to compete as part of a quartet and/or chorus. The qualifying winners may then proceed to represent the Quartet of Nations Region 31 in the Sweet Adelines International Competition & Convention that occurs toward the end of every calendar year.

Each registered quartet and/or chorus may choose to compete in one of the following contest divisions:
 

International Division

  • Competitors perform two contestable songs
  • Judges give a numerical score to each competitor as well as feedback
  • Winner become eligible to represent the region in the Sweet Adelines International Competition & Convention

Open Division

  • Competitors perform a 10-minute entertainment package with at least one contestable song
  • Judges give a category level as well as feedback on emcee work, scripting, stating, mic technique, creativity and the the unity of the entire presentation as communicated to the audience

Evaluation Only

  • Competitors perform two contestable songs
  • Judges give a category level as well as feedback

Order of Appearance and Traffic Pattern Timings

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NOTE: Updated on 10 May

Quartet Competition

Contestant Number Quartet By Harmony Bazaar In Warmup Room Leave Warmup Room Time On Stage (approx)
Time Off Stage
MW Ain’t Misbehavin 14:42 14:47 14:57 15:00 15:11
1 Fortuity (evaluation only) 14:53 14:58 15:08 15:11 15:22
2 Dutch Delight Withdrawn        
3 Chatterbox 15:04 15:09 15:19 15:22 15:33
4 FourEffect Withdrawn        
5 Sound Central 15:15 15:20 15:30 15:33 15:44
6 Nova 15:26 15:31 15:41 15:44 15:55
7 The Firebirds 15:37 15:42 15:52 15:55 16:06
8 BAM! 16:57 17:02 17:12 17:15 17:26
9 Nightfall 17:08 17:13 17:23 17:26 17:37
10 Incognito 17:19 17:24 17:34 17:37 17:48
11 Chaos 17:30 17:35 17:45 17:48 17:59
12 Tesseract 17:41 17:46 17:56 17:59 18:10
13 Lady Barbalade 17:52 17:57 18:07 18:10 18:21
14 Vocal Zone 18:03 18:08 18:18 18:21 18:32
15 Carousel 19:08 19:13 19:23 19:26 19:37
16 Stardust & Sparkle Withdrawn        
17 4SURE! 19:19 19:24 19:34 19:37 19:48
18 Raise the Roof 19:30 19:35 19:45 19:48 19:59
19 Ain’t Misbehavin’ Withdrawn        
20 Oops! 19:41 19:46 19:56 19:59 20:10
21 Blonde Ambition 19:52 19:57 20:07 20:10 20:21
Mic Cooler Fortuity 20:03 20:08 20:18 20:21 20:32

More information on the order of appearance on sweetadelines.com

Chorus Competition

Contestant Number Chorus By Harmony Bazaar In Warmup Room Leave Warmup Room Time On Stage (approx) Time Off Stage
1 Mayflower A Cappella 11:11 11:15 11:25 11:30 11:41
2 Acappella Sound 11:23 11:27 11:37 11:42 11:53
3 Solent Sounds 11:35 11:39 11:49 11:54 12:05
4 No Borders Show 11:47 11:51 12:01 12:06 12:17
5 Surrey Harmony 11:59 12:03 12:13 12:18 12:29
6 Rhapsody UK 12:11 12:15 12:25 12:30 12:41
7 Heartbeat UK 12:23 12:27 12:37 12:42 12:53
8 Singsational 12:35 12:39 12:49 12:54 13:05
9 London City Singers 13:41 13:45 13:55 14:00 14:11
10 Singing Unlimited 13:53 13:57 14:07 14:12 14:23
11 BackBeat A Cappella 14:05 14:09 14:19 14:24 14:35
12 Ignite UK 14:17 14:21 14:31 14:36 14:47
13 Sheffield Harmony 14:29 14:33 14:43 14:48 14:59
14 Milltown Sound 14:41 14:45 14:55 15:00 15:11
15 Vocal Dimension 14:53 14:57 15:07 15:12 15:23
16 Aberdeen 15:05 15:09 15:19 15:24 15:35

More information on the order of appearance from sweetadelines.com

Traffic Pattern Tour

CLICK HERE to view the unedited video (6 mins 47 secs) of the traffic pattern tour

Key Dates

25 January
Competition packet mailing

1 February
AET registration opens

28 February
AET early bird rates registration deadline

11 March
Quartet competition entry deadline

12 March
Chorus competition entry deadline

18 March
Order of appearance draw

26 March
Quartet competition late entry deadline

27 March
Chorus competition late entry deadline

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