School or Affiliation: University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC


The Cocktails, the University of South Carolina’s first and only all-female a cappella group, was formed in 2002 and has been on the rise ever since. These vocal vixens love spending time together on and off stage; singing for cab drivers, watching “Glee” and “The Sing-Off,” and coming up with any excuse for a taco night. They placed 3rd at the 2010 ICCA Quarterfinals and 1st at the 2011 ICCA Quarterfinals, receiving the award for Best Choreography in 2011 for their version of Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette.” The group has also opened for “The Sing Off” runner up Streetcorner Symphony. The Cocktails’ number 1 goal is for their audience to have as much fun listening to them as they have performing, so they have a silent dance party backstage before every competition to let loose! The Cocktails are always singing, and before concerts they have to make a conscious effort to keep the laughing and yelling to a minimum, which can be tough for 15 best friends!


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