YellowJackets – Hailing from the University of Rochester, this all male group makes my top three because, well, I’m a sucker for a collegiate vocal group. I don’t know why, but I prefer a college act more than I like a buncha 30-somethings who sing semi-professionally in Branson, Missouri.
Urban Method – They had the guy that rapped and while I really liked them, I thought they were doomed because there wasn’t enough a capella singing and it was mostly one dude rapping over 10 others doing various beat-boxing. However, they were different enough and the rapping was strong enough during their version of Rihanna’s/Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” that they survived. Phew. I want to see what other tricks they have up their sleeves.