The first Teacup Trio Battle or TTB was a YouTube chorus battle that took place over the summer of 2014, from June to September. It was hosted by saint ♔, who was one of the four judges, along with Vulkain (the March Hare), Chase (the Dormouse), and Jefferz (the Mad Hatter).
Each group consisted of 3 singers, and any number of support members (including animators, mixers, artists, translyricists, etc). Groups were also allowed to, on two occasions, swap out a singer for another (who is not already on another team) for one round. Judging was based on visuals (12/60), mix (22/60), vocals (17/60), and scripting/song choice (8/60). For more thorough judging info, you can see the Information Document. The battle also had "honorary titles" which gave out one bonus points, awarded by judges to groups for going above and beyond in some aspect.
Entries were required to be in mostly English, Korean or Japanese, and were accepted from any genre, including anime, VOCALOID, and even western musicians. Round 1 was open to anyone and (126/127?) teams participated. Fifty moved onto round 2, and 10 moved onto the final round.
The winning trio of the battle was ◣éclair, and the runner-up group was Raw Squid Foam. First place members received a prize of either cookies or 1 teacup of desired colour/design and an earl gray tea bag, while the runners-up received cookies.
Round 1 EntriesEdit
Theme: The Mad Hatter's favourite tea is green tea. But why is a raven like a writing desk?
Round 2 EntriesEdit
Theme: Where did you go? Please wake up the Dormouse, his tea is getting cold.
Round 3 EntriesEdit
Theme: The March Hare has but 1 sin. Know thyself.
|"Telecaster to Hakuchuumu (Daydream and Telecaster)"|