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Council Rock North Wins Third Place in B101 Competition

Neshaminy High School won first place in the radio station's Christmas Choir Competition for its version of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."

Council Rock North's Master Singers have earned third place in B101’s Christmas Choir Competition, the radio station announced this morning. The third place prize is $1,000.

Neshaminy High School won first place for its version of "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas." The grand prize is a chance to sing with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops during a concert on Dec. 19 and a new Cunningham Grand Piano. 

Upper Merion High School got second place, winning $2,000, for its rendition of "Slow Dancing in the Snow.

Click here to listen to all three winning songs.

The North Master Singers beat out the competition with its rendition of "Deck the Halls" during Wednesday's semi-finals. Council Rock North faced Hatboro-Horsham High School and the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush in its round of the semi-finals.

For the past four years, Philadelphia-based B101 has sponsored the Christmas Choir Competition, which involves an initial audition and then a showcase of local choirs. The audio rendition of the song is played on the radio and listeners are asked to vote online for their favorite.

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