The votes were so close – and the singing so good! – two teams made it into CincySings as Wild Card entries.

Straight Talk from Procter & Gamble and Bluehemian Rhapsody from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will join 10 other teams in the third annual CincySings presented by Accenture. ArtsWave’s signature choral competition, which showcases the talents of employees of Greater Cincinnati’s largest companies, returns April 13 to Music Hall.

“The eight competing Wild Card teams were such fabulous representations of the diverse talent we see in the CincySings competition every year,” said Laura Boggs, ArtsWave manager of corporate and employee engagement. “We were excited to see the vote counts climb each day, and once we saw how neck and neck these two teams were, we decided to be as inclusive as possible and allow both teams to enter the competition.”

The Wild Card teams will be up against the 2015 CincySings winners, groups from Great American Insurance Group and Macy’s, as well as the eight teams that sang and danced their way past the Semi-Finals sing-off last month. The winning Semi-Finals teams came from Cincinnati Insurance Company, General Electric, Fifth Third Bank, Duke Energy, Procter & Gamble, Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the 3 East Fourth Building, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, REDI Cincinnati and others.

Drew Lachey will again host CincySings, and the choirs will be judged by Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conductor John Morris Russell and jazz legend Kathy Wade, who also is CEO of Learning Through Art Inc. 

Tickets for CincySings are on sale at the Cincinnati Arts Association website, Tickets also can be purchased by calling 513-621-2787 or visiting the Cincinnati Arts Association box office. Regular adult admission to CincySings is $20, plus service fees. A VIP ticket costs $50, plus service fees, and includes admission to a VIP reception before the event in Corbett Tower at Cincinnati Music Hall. Premium seat and children’s tickets also are available for $30 and $10, respectively, plus fees.