Filipino contemporary pop a capella group Acapellago has again carried out a successful campaign overseas, this time winning 3 major prizes at the Vokal Total 2017 International A Cappella Competition in Graz, Austria.
The internet sensation group received 3 top prizes from the 2017 Vokal Total:
- Ward Swingle as Overall Champion
- Gold Award in the Pop Category
- Audience Award
The group of 5 Filipino artists from Bulacan namely, Michelle Pascual (Soprano), Almond Bolante (Counter-Tenor), Joshua Cadeliña (Tenor), Ronnel Allen Laderas (Bass) and Ricky Gavin Laderas (Beatbox), received the top honors and bested groups from Italy, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Taiwan, Georgia, Romania, USA, France, Singapore.
The group has been winning awards locally and worldwide like the AKA VIII A Capella Asia Pacific Championship League (APACCL) in Singapore in 2016.
Acapellago’s mission according to their bio is to continue “to create, arrange and perform new music, to inspire many young artist in contemporary a cappella singing and contribute to the Philippine’s music and performing arts heritage.”
Acapellago won the nod of judges and the audience in Austria with their performances of Christina Aguilera’s Ain’t No Other Man, Gloria Estefan’s Conga, Safe And Sound by Taylor Swift with Capital Cities, and Whitney Houston’s Queen of The Night.