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Thoughts on NQC 2010: Thursday Night

September 17, 2010 By: Aaron Category: NQC, SG Artists, SG Music

1. Why haven’t the Ball Brothers been on mainstage before? They had a very strong set tonight, in terms of both vocal performance and song selection. A young group like this that can hold their own with any of the top-tier ones always impresses me, and they were one of the highlights of the night.

2. Chris Allman must have found the Fountain of Youth for voices. Honestly, the guy sounds exactly how he did twenty years ago. The best evidence came at the beginning of Greater Vision’s stand tonight. A Youtube clip was played of the group at the 1995 NQC singing “I’m Too Near Home,” and when the lights came up, the group began singing the same song. The difference in Allman’s tenor was literally indiscernible.

3. It’s about time the King’s Heralds got a full set. The group alternated between a capella tunes and songs with tracks, and while their first song with a track was OK, the closer, “Champion of Love” was much better performed. And, of course, the a capella material was stellar.

4. They fixed the piano tonight. The issues they had last night were non-existent tonight, thankfully.

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