Uk/usa Music Theme And Vo's

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  1. Hodiestoe

    Hodiestoe I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I have done an extensive search on here about music themes and vos but I'm still struggling to sort out the music for my senior team. We are a UK squad but we qualified for the US Finals, I know not a huge deal in the US, but it is for us. We are mad busy fundraising to make the dream happen, they can't wait to meet "real, live, American cheerleaders" and I can't wait to meet @cupieqt ;)

    I want to get the girls an amazing mix for this year, I was thinking something along the lines of a USA/UK theme (Party in the USA, Spice Girls etc) but couldn't think of a full routine worth of songs. Then I thought about going down the 'royalty' route. The only sticking point is this mix is not just for the US competition, it is for all the comps here in the UK as well, so I don't want it to be weird.

    I'm also struggling for VOs, I read one "to all of my haters, I say off with their heads" which I love, but I don't think we have any haters (not that I am aware of anyway) plus it would be weird at a UK comp. There are some amazing ideas on here, so I wondered if people could help me out on this one with some song and VO suggestions.

    Plus anyone hoping to be at the US Finals in Pensacola? I would love to meet up ;)
     
  2. cupieqt

    cupieqt Person everyone wants to meet this season National Champion

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    Comets are on the rise, our skills you cannot fake, many will try but we say "let them eat cake"!
    ETA: maybe you could use a clip of Rihanna's song "cake" here ;)
    Lol! I cannot wait for the British Invasion!!


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  3. TheCouchCheerleader

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    "Let them eat cake," is Marie Antoinette. That's France, not the UK. It's actually a pretty cool VoiceOver but not exactly UK themed...


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  4. cupieqt

    cupieqt Person everyone wants to meet this season National Champion

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    Thanks for the history lesson yo. I was going for the royalty theme....


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    Sorry, came off a little harsher than intended. Hi, let's be friends.


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  6. cupieqt

    cupieqt Person everyone wants to meet this season National Champion

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    No worries. I wasn't thinking about the UK theme as much as the royalty theme but its a good point anyway.


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    You have to use the Beatles, British Invasion yo!
     
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    This may not be our territory, but we're here to share our story
    We came to conquer from a far, now watch us as we raise the bar

    Song idea, you could do Royals by Lorde
     
  9. Ashley

    Ashley Administrator Staff Member National Champion

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    Unity all stars last year at worlds had a VO that said "the British are coming, the British are coming!" But that wouldn't work as well in the UK.


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    Please figure out a way to work "one if by land, two if by sea, and if they're on a mat make it three" or something into the routine. (paul revere's ride)
     
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    I seriously love this.
     
  12. cheerforeverever

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    When I think of the UK and your "off with their heads" VO, I think Alice in Wonderland:

    -right from the start
    Were the queens of your heart
    (Use some song about hearts/being a heartbreaker)

    -think that you can beat us?
    You're positively mad
    These british girls are here to rule
    So off with your head!
    (Yeah yeah yeahs- heads will roll?"

    -still in doubt?
    Keep calm, you'll see
    You don't have to wonder
    Because we are the tea
    (Kerli- tea party, or the what's the tea song)

    -no matter the location,
    We're here to rock the nation
    (British rock or US related songs like party in the USA?)

    -curiouser and curiouser
    Just follow me
    Down the rabbit hole
    In 1,2,3
    (Follow me by 3oh3)


    Just some ideas that were off the top of my head. I think the theme would work well for both the UK and US because both sides are familiar with the story and yet it is still very much British. It could be cute?
     
  13. Hodiestoe

    Hodiestoe I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Wow, some amazing ideas guys, thanks so much. I still have about a week to figure things out, so any more suggestions would be amazing :)

    Two that were said to me today but i don't know if I can see them fitting anywhere in a routine:
    - Ex Pistols - Land of Hope and Glory
    - Dizzee Rascal & James Corden - Shout for England (poss 2:28???)
    - Come on England
    What are your thoughts? Again though, would it make it weird if we're competing in the UK?
     
  14. Hodiestoe

    Hodiestoe I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I seriously love all of your suggestions and might well use them all if that's ok ;) I'm awful at Vo's however, any chance you could make these a bit longer as I really want to use them in a short or long version? Our programme name is Birkenhead Comets and the squad is called 'Eclipse'. Thanks ;)
     
  15. cheerforeverever

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    Not sure how much longer you are looking for, but I went ahead and made those two the same length as the others:
    "No matter the location
    We're here to rock the nation
    These English roses from Eclipse
    Will keep your fascination"

    "Right from the start
    We're the queens of your heart
    Bir-ken-head
    Comets paint it red" (like painting the roses red in alice in wonderland, but also I remember one of your gym colors being red from a uniform thread a while ago I believe?)

    Feel free to use what you like. If you do use some of the VOs this season : when you have time, upload the audio so I can hear it! :D