King wins men’s solo competition
by Kirk Whitaker
15 points last year, and three points two years ago were the slimmest of margins by which the Sullivan Singers didn’t make finals at Mt. Zion’s Midwest Classic show choir competition.
That all changed Saturday night as the Singers were awarded the fifth of six randomly selected spots—performing at 8:30—in finals along with Wheaton Warrenville South, Twinsburg (Ohio), Davenport West (Iowa), Chatham Glenwood, and Decatur Eisenhower.
On top of the excitement of earning a finals spot, it was also announced during awards that sophomore Grant King had won the men’s division of the solo competition and would perform at 6:50 p.m. before finals opened at 7.
Going into finals, the Singers were ranked third behind Wheaton and Chatham, but after the final performances, the Singers were placed fifth of the six groups.
The Singers missed holding onto third—which was taken by Twinsburg—by 1.5 points.
On top of the tight finish, Chatham pulled a large upset, dethroning Wheaton as grand champions of the competition. The Classics were looking to make a three-peat at Mt. Zion, but the goal didn’t come to fruition.
For Sullivan, there is a week off before traveling to Danville for their next chance to perform.