Diva Las Vegas – DaleDiva wins Silver!
We had the time of our lives and rocked the MGM Grand stage with our 15-minute show package on Tuesday 6 October 2015. The American judging panel was wowed by our performance in the Harmony Classic competition and awarded us an impressive score of 1,249 along with a second place silver medal. We just missed out on the gold medal by one point!
Our musical director Ally Law said: “This has been the most wonderful adventure for the chorus. I’m bursting with pride at the our achievement and it will take us all a few weeks to come back down to earth. It’s been 18 months of hard work and dedication which has resulted in a world silver medal-winning performance. I’m thrilled – the Divas did their country and their county proud.”
We performed four songs in our show package – our versions of Adele’s pop hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and the barbershop ballad ‘If I Had My Way’. We followed these with ‘The British Medley’, a unique arrangement by Diva coach Zac Booles of hits by UK artists including The Beatles, Queen, Elton John and The Spice Girls and ended with ‘The Parting Glass’ – a poignant Irish blessing arranged by Diva Shelley Gray.
We competed against stiff competition from the USA and want to say huge congratulations to the winners River Blends Chorus and all the competitors – it was a privilege to share that amazing stage with you.
As you can imagine we’ll continue to enjoy our World Championship experience until we fly home, but you can find out what’s happening during the rest of the competition week at www.sweetadswebcast.com
And you can catch our ‘Diary of a Las Vegas Diva’ blog posts while we’re out there. Keep a look out for daily updates on our homepage and follow our journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dalediva
Finally – we couldn’t have done it without you. We want to say a huge thank you to all our fans, families, friends, local residents and businesses for supporting us in the vital task of raising funds for the trip as well as supporting us through all the many preparations taking part in a World Championships requires.
Thanks to you we raised an amazing £29,000 with our ‘Going for Gold’ fund-raising campaign to make sure as many of the Divas as possible could share this amazing experience – what a fantastic team effort!
We hope we’ve made our county and our country proud by representing you at the World Championships.
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