Season Five of Vocal Edge launched on 19th February 2017 and auditions for the season were the strictest yet, with the coaches voting from the outset for their pool of potential contestants to be personally responsible for.

Audition Track - Season 5
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This season, we wanted to give a break from all the seriousness with our usual brand of optional challenge.

Vocal Edge offered a little fun this season with direct Round 1 bonus points,

with customized scores based on the number of specified novelty songs performed of varying difficulties.

We also offered a bonus to any returning competitor from previous season or spinoff that was banked and could be used in any round from 1-3...

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Perform the following songs for the corresponding amount of points:

Barbie girl - One Point

Star Trekkin' - Two Points

Macarena - Three Points

The Ketchup Song - Four Points

Gangnam Style - Five Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macarena - Caitie
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Barbie Girl - Matt
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Star Trekkin' - Rose
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Gangnam Style - Ruin
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The Ketchup Song - Emma
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Round One

Amuse-Bouche

Contestants of Season 5 were tasked with serving us a musical

'amuse-bouche'; An amuse-bouche is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre. These are served to prepare the guest for a meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine.  For this musical equivalent, the whole song was meant to be packed full of skill and talent, and in order to spot check this in 'one bite-size mouthful', the judges will only listen to ONE MINUTE of the song - known to contestants only after the deadline had passed.

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Featured Track:

When We Were Young - Vanelis
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Round Two

Duets

Coaches paired the contestants and they were required to perform a duet from a given selection of popular duets from various genres.

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Featured Track:

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) - Kym and Hannah
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Round Three

Musical Drama

Contestants now had to perform any song featured in one of our chosen popular TV dramas; Empire (RnB/HipHop), Nashville (Country/Folk) or Smash (Musical Theatre/Pop).

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Featured Track:

Second Hand White Baby Grand - Alice
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Round Four

Rivalry

Contestants faced off in a head to head battle, against an artist that had a famous (or infamous) rivalry with their own; for example, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, or Eminem and Mariah Carey.

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Featured Track:

The Way I Am - Roy
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At this point, the contestants were chosen by coaches, and formed the teams in which they would remain in for the rest of the competition.
The coach war began, and by battling in advantage challenges each week, the successful coaches could either sabotage other teams, or gain additional positive effects for their own team.

Round Five

British Groups

Each team chose a British Group, and split their teams of fifteen members into three teams, all of which had to perform songs by the chosen group.

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Featured Track:

Greatest Day - Cherry Red
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The first advantage challenge required the coach to sing lead vocals, but the focus of judging was the backing vocals, provided by a selection of their team members. 

Featured Track:

Via Dolorosa - Team Red
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Round Six

Classic Motown

With required three-part harmony, contestants had to perform a Motown song from the 1960s or 1970s.

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Featured Track:

The Happening - Stevie
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Feelin' Myself - Shay (Yellow)
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The next advantage challenge seemed impossible. 

A single nominated team member had to perform a song which originally included both singing, and rap... but when performing they had to

defy the music; perform the rap as singing, and the singing as rap!

Round Seven

RIAA Diamond/Platinum Singles

The Recording Industry Association of America® was the source for our next theme, and the contestants had to sing songs which had been classified by the RIAA as Diamond or Multi-Platinum songs.

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Featured Track:

Royals - Miriam
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Sing in a choral style - the advantage challenge seemed simple...

The reward was extremely powerful... The power to initiate the

VE Time Warp, and to choose a past VE theme for every team in the next round.

Featured Track:

Nights In White Satin - Team Blue
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Round Eight

The Time Warp

Every team had a past theme from VE chosen for them.

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Featured Track:

Secrets - Anne
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Basket Case - JJ (Orange)
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Both coach and a nominated team member had to sing a song from 1994 for the next advantage challenge.  ANY song from 1994.

Round Nine

Dance Music Mashes

Mashups of 3+ songs, and the theme was dance music!

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Featured Track:

Dance Mash - Miriam
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For the final advantage challenge, the chosen contestants had to perform an acapella piece, including beatboxing and a dubstep style

breakdown too... we weren't asking much?!?!

Featured Track:

Low (Out Of Oz) - Anne (Green)
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Finals 

Two songs...

Singled Out - A full version of any song featured in the contestants dance music mashup from the semi finals.

The Main Course - A full version of the amuse-bouche that was served up in Round 1 of the competition.

 

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Featured Track:

How Deep Is Your Love - Anne
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Featured Track:

Shut Up And Dance (Acoustic) - Anne
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