Goodness gracious, y'all.
Talk about a dream come true. We cannot thank our friends, family, and fans enough for their constant support — not just tonight, but for the past several years. The sacrifices we've made along the way (our GPAs, friendships, relationships, sleep.. and more) were all validated tonight as The Sing-Off Holiday Special aired... and we won. WHAT. WHAT.
This is a huge win for the collegiate a cappella community, and hopefully for the a cappella community as well — this show is the reason that many of us started singing, and especially singing a cappella. Just to share that stage with the incredible talent that night was overwhelming, and then to win...
When that confetti fell, I (Augie here, by the way) was speechless. I'm writing this pre-airing of the show, but I'm still shaking. Can't stop. I'm hoping that the team at NBC somehow managed to cut together the jumbled string of words I spewed out when Nick asked me how I felt.
How did I feel, Nick? Emotional. Honored. Proud. Spent. Overwhelmed.. and so very excited. As a senior, this year meant the end of my time with the Melodores, the end of my time traveling across the country to sing on random weekends, the end of my time spending Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends with my brothers making music with only our voices. And now? Possibilities. Endless possibilities.
It's still hard for me to comprehend. Keep an ear to the ground for new music, new videos, new photos, and new tour dates from the Melodores. Please reach out to us, we'd love to sing for you.
MeloLove, until the very, very end.
The Vanderbilt Melodores