Friend De Coup takes grand champion award

Erik Kaufman, The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.
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Apr. 12—Friend De Coup earned the grand champion, best vocals and best choreography awards April 10 during the 2021 Show Choir Live Virtual Competition.

Twenty-eight choirs from Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin competed for the championship during three separate weeks of virtual competitions in February and March with the finals held virtually April 10.

In addition to Saturday's win, Friend De Coup earned grand champion awards at Sioux Falls Washington's Best of Show, Vermillion's Rhythm in Red, Lewis Central's Clash of the Titans in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aberdeen's Center Stage and the Show Choir Live Competition, giving the choir its first-ever undefeated season and two best band awards.

Other awards Friend De Coup earned during the 2020-21 season include:


Sioux Falls Washington Best of Show: best choreography and best band.


Show Choir Live (Virtual), week 1 qualifier: best vocals, best choreography, best show design.


Lewis Central: best choreography, first place — 4A and best band.


Aberdeen: best soloist — Terrell Kirchhevel and best soloist — Logan Culhane.


Show Choir Live Finals: best vocals and best choreography.

The Show Choir Live event win completes the 2020-21 Friend De Coup competition season.