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The 2016 Barbershop Quartet International Finalists!

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On Wednesday, it was a field of 57. On Thursday, it was down to 20. Now, only 10 remain. The 2016 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention is in full swing and the quartet semifinals have taken place. Find out who's going for the 2016 gold medal on Saturday HERE! Like what you see and want to get more Barbershop into your life? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BarbershopHarmony38 Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbershopharmonysociety Follow us on Twitter: @barbershopnews Click here to learn how YOU can join our mission to fill the world with Harmony! http://www.barbershop.org/joining-the-barbershop-harmony-society/
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nope datt (1 month ago)
Why does it seem they all sound the same......
Chris Bowsher (3 months ago)
03:33
Pleasehelpnow123 (4 months ago)
these are people that sing while your hair is being cut. Just saying.
Nathanel Uchiha (4 months ago)
Anyone else here from cuphead
Ahuttee (3 months ago)
lol me
George Freeze (6 months ago)
There is nothing like singing barbershop music
Harry (6 months ago)
trobone
Connor Nicholls (7 months ago)
I'm only 18 but barbershop quartets are SO underappreciated
Zachary Garcia (7 months ago)
The guy on the right of decapo looks like vsauce lmao 😂😂
Sunny Park (8 months ago)
Tony DeRosa wtf
baints (8 months ago)
dad music
Mobilis In Mobili (10 months ago)
What genre/kind of music is this?
Mobilis In Mobili (10 months ago)
Barbershop Harmony Society Thanks
Barbershop Harmony! Learn more here: http://www.barbershop.org/about-us/definition-of-barbershop-harmony/
Anthony (11 months ago)
Quorum sounds good
Ashlynn Myres (1 year ago)
Throwback was the best
A Cappella Trudbol (1 year ago)
I would be nice to have a competing section for barbershoppers who sing with vibrato and fuller voices. The straight tone singing brings the "ring", but it's not as pleasant to some ears as a fuller more relaxed tone. Why don't we hear groups like the Buffalo Bills anymore?
oldschoolsinger (4 months ago)
You just need to go back a bit farther to hear quartets like that. There are so many cookie-cutter quartets now, it's all about screaming and seeing who can sing the highest, loudest, and hold the note the longest. Try listening to The Suntones, The Sidewinders, Bluegrass Student Union, Dealer's Choice, The Boston Common, Second Edition, and The Gas House Gang. If you want to hear texture, artistry, relaxed singing, and naturally ringing chords, listen to some of these guys. Some of the material might be a little dated, but the quality of singing can't be matched.
Firoch (6 months ago)
Ryan This is harmony. This is not barbershop harmony. There's plenty of full-voiced barbershop groups who sing stylistically and can still ring. When done right, nothing beats barbershop. (In my opinion.)
Ryan (8 months ago)
I agree. I love hearing harmony, but I can't take more than a few minutes of barbershop before I have to move on. I think it's because of the lack of texture (vibrato, relaxed tone). Have you ever heard of "Southern Gospel"? I'm not really a big Christian guy, but it matches what you're asking for albeit Christian based. It's basically barbershop harmony with full chest voice singing. Extreme low bass singers, extreme high tenors. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-R57HfrhvE
chase cullen (9 months ago)
very good point trudbol.
nitetrane98 (1 year ago)
Is the winner decided by the best dance steps? They all sound identical to me.
oldschoolsinger (4 months ago)
Hahahahaha you're absolutely right. See my reply to Trudbol
sbcontt YT (8 months ago)
This is like metal for old people. It was new and fresh when it started. But they all sound the same these days, and fans are too nostalgic to realize that.
Zachary Bedair (1 year ago)
I felt like I was playing bioshock infinite the whole time
Perfidious (1 month ago)
Aidan Millward  Or cuphead.
Aidan Millward (10 months ago)
Zachary Bedair or fallout.
Sounds like oldies but goodies
InflatablePlane (1 year ago)
I'd love to go to one of these competitions. I'd absolutely love it.
RED TISC (1 year ago)
That After Hours last part was WOW! that's awesome.
absolut cabbagery (1 year ago)
Coke VR Pepsi
Cazooka (1 year ago)
I love watching this shit when i'm high it's so impresive
TheTakenKing Oryx (4 months ago)
Holy shit im high rn
GatorMJunior (11 months ago)
One Time I Got So Wasted, I Read The Entire Wikipedia Page For Rope
nwright14 (1 year ago)
Holy shit, that's me right now. That's blowing my mind.
Jake (1 year ago)
Cazooka lmao I make 3
Emma Olivas (1 year ago)
Cazooka dude, I'm right there with yah
Guru (1 year ago)
.. Squeezie is a big french Youtuber, so when i've heard "Lemon Squeezy" my brain was "Say whaaaaaat ?!" :')
blehh nahh (1 year ago)
That long tone at the end...very impressive :)
YugYeommie (1 year ago)
I'm young but I love this so much ;-;
Hayden Barnes (11 months ago)
+The Shadow Person innit
The Shadow Person (1 year ago)
What does you being young have to do with this?
Judge Dredd (1 year ago)
YugYeommie ditto man. :)
clyde clark (1 year ago)
i have been looking for you every where,now you come on home.
Nessie Andrew (1 year ago)
Quorum is da best!
Shun T (1 year ago)
Could you tell me song's name 4th Main Street is singing?
I prefer Vern and Johnny.
Mary Golden (1 year ago)
New Fangled Four will win eventually! The best quartet EVER was The Suntones!!! They were beautiful showmen. That doesn't happen much anymore!!
Barbro Danielsen (1 year ago)
Barbershop is such wonderful ensemle, I love the music! But could you please help me find more arrangements? Where do you get them?
Laurie Watkins (1 year ago)
International barbershop 2016
Look through our publications at shop.barbershop.org! Free music can be found here: http://www.barbershop.org/resources/get-music/free-music/
Russel Abban (2 years ago)
after hours
Dok Eleswyr (2 years ago)
Kind of funny how if main street would have "settled for a 94. they would have won lol
Tom Campbell (2 years ago)
I love the Squeezies. I like 'em all. In the second convention in 1940, Herbert Lehman, governor of New York, was a judge along with noted musicologist Sigmund Spaeth. Lehman leans over and says "Gee, Sig. I don't know who to vote for. They all sound pretty good to me." p.s. Contest was won by a New York city quartet, the Flatfoot Four.
Nicci Rich (2 years ago)
what is the forefront song?
Sam Williams (2 years ago)
I've Got Rhythm, arranged by Anthony Bartholomew.
fredz8 (2 years ago)
I hope After hours or Lemon Squeezy win this thing!
Jeanne Alexander (2 years ago)
What a hard decision and I am very partial to the Stockholm fellas, Lemon Squeezy and Main Street....so glad I an not a judge.
Nathan Grosh (2 years ago)
How do they decide the order of performances? Is it by score
Phil Ordaz (2 years ago)
random draw
Sean Lubbers (2 years ago)
Also will the finals be streamed on YouTube? Or will they be streamed on anything? I'd love to watch!
Alex McDonald (2 years ago)
bhswebcast.com
Sean Lubbers (2 years ago)
Aw where is the crush?
Sam Williams (2 years ago)
I believe they've just taken a year out and should be back next year!
Sean Lubbers (2 years ago)
+Sam Williams that's unfortunate I love them. What about a mighty wind?
Sam Williams (2 years ago)
They stopped competing, they were a long-distance quartet.
Toby Reed (2 years ago)
No A Mighty Wind this year?
Sam Williams (2 years ago)
I believe they've just taken a year out and should be back next year!
Jonathon Edwards (2 years ago)
Seems like anybody can win this. Forefront, Main Street & Lemon Squeezy might be the favorites, but I like Signature. Really I like then all!
Dok Eleswyr (2 years ago)
So im kind of new, but is instant classic like unable to win 2 times in a row or something? and thats why theyre not in finals?
Nick Serrecchia (2 years ago)
+BHS2011able BHS contest rules, Article 1, Section A, rule 6: a. Not Eligible to Compete: Except in division contests, championship quartets of other years will not be eligible to compete again for that championship. b. Forming New Quartet: This rule will not be construed to prohibit the organization and entry of a new quartet of not more than two members of the same championship quartet, provided entry is made under a different name. http://www.barbershop.org/files/documents/contestandjudging/CJBook-03%20Contest%20Rules.pdf
Nick Serrecchia (2 years ago)
You need to have a different name, though. Unless you have an example of a quartet winning more than once, I'm going to keep with my initial response. One quartet, one win.
Nick Serrecchia (2 years ago)
A quartet can only ever win internationals once
td904587 (2 years ago)
yeah, once your quartet wins, you're not allowed to compete again
clemsonguy823 (2 years ago)
Let's go Main Street!!!
guibox3 (2 years ago)
Hmm...though I'm leaning towards Stockholm Syndrome (probably the best blend out of all of them) and After Hours...I have to go with Tony D and Main Street. :)

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