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Reason #105: Witnessing Someone’s First Solo


Every performer in a cappella group contributes to a greater whole and it’s usually pointless to argue over who is most “important” in a given performance. Nonetheless, when a group performs for the public and particularly casual fans, the soloist tends to attract the most attention—standing at the front of the stage, singing the most readily recognizable part of the song.

Some people get solos from the very beginning of their a cappella careers. Others have to wait years. Regardless, when a group member sings her first solo it’s a moment of vindication and celebration. It’s a coming out party, singling out and broadcasting that particular singer’s voice for the world.

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