July 17, 2021, the date of the Royale Theater “Grid Show” contest. A coveted award, fierce competition, a festival of great effect. Two categories present: “beginners” and “advanced”.
5AG was there with two shows: “Stargate” from Sherry and “After the war“, from Virginia Stella, both included in the “advanced” category.
The evaluation criteria by the jury were disclosed with full transparency, also because they are based on the participation requirements:
- Set Design: Does it reflect the song or theme.
- Choreography: How well is the dance presented.
- Costumes: Does the costume fit the mood, song or theme:
- Overall performance: For beginners did you see an attempt to do their best with limited skills?
- For more advanced, execution. How well the whole them worked with regards to timing, dances and theme. Entertainment value….etc.
Each judge makes a vote on each of the 4 points. The total sum makes up the score.
On the funny note, the judges decided to use audio (not to say the votes, of course), so during the whole show, in the midst of the music, their comments could also be heard 🙂
Of course, getting to 90 avatars in the sim during the final means waging war against lag. Bad lag, where FPS drops to 8/9, and you have to hope the animations stay in sync.
The final verdict was dry: first place in the “Advanced” category, “After the war“, by Virginia Stella. Dancers was: Abby Rose, Clarissa79dv, Sherry and Silke Veerle.
I still don’t believe it. I’m still shaking. It was a magical night. I am very excited. 5AG won!