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August 17, 2011

The Deltones

WGMD Radio (DE):

The Deltones, hailing from the University of Delaware, will be one of 16 groups competing this September in season three of The Sing-Off. “We’re so excited that a group like The Deltones is even considered for this,” said Avi Amon, a 2008 UD graduate and “Alumnitone.” The Deltones was selected from hundreds of groups across the country that auditioned for the show.

“It all happened really quickly,” said Andrea O’Neill, incoming president of The Deltones. “This was so exciting for some of our graduating seniors who thought this past spring would be their last time singing with The Deltones.”

Five current Deltones were unable to make the venture to Hollywood, so O’Neill said they asked some of their most active Alumnitones to join them. Amon, one of the alumni competing with the current Deltones, said the producers were most impressed with the tight bond between current Deltones and Alumnitones, as well as the group’s rich vocals.

“They really liked our traditional coed sound and were totally enthralled by the power-house singers we have in the group,” Amon said.

Having alumni who still return to UD to attend every Deltones concert, the producers of The Sing-Off said, was a special connection and brought a unique quality to the group. For some of the Alumnitones, it had been three or four since they last performed with the group, but Amon said they were thrilled to participate. “For the alumni who are singing, it’s special to have this opportunity.” Read more.

Posted by acapnews at August 17, 2011 10:44 PM


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