Pitch, Please!—an all-female a cappella group at Northeastern—has won the collegiate division of a regional singing competition televised by the Boston station WGBH.
“We didn’t go into this expecting to win,” says Olivia Triplett, president of Pitch, Please! “Our mentality was to just put ourselves out there and be proud of what we do.”
Pitch, Please! qualified for Sing That Thing! by topping 40 other ensembles to win the 22nd Annual A Cappella Competition at Faneuil Hall in Boston in October 2018.
Triplett says that some members of Pitch, Please! expressed reservations about performing “My Mind,” a ballad with lyrics about betrayal and infidelity. But the a cappella group ultimately decided to sing the song despite its slow tempo and weighty themes.
“We came to the conclusion to sing it because of how much it meant to us,” says Triplett. “We stayed true to ourselves.”
One judge, vocalist Annette Philip, praised the group’s performance of “My Mind.” “To have you come in here and own the song, own the emotions, and own this space effortlessly with poise. There was just a zing.”
Up next: Pitch, Please! plans to perform the national anthem at Fenway Park on Tuesday, June 11 before the Red Sox take on the Texas Rangers.