Barbershop Royale is a barbershop-themed web series produced and hosted by the Destination Quartet, featuring 9 quartets competing remotely in "Survivor"-like challenges. The series was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the cancellation of many barbershop competitions in 2020.
Participating quartets were asked to provide a short introductory video of their quartet, video of past performance, a "music video" of the quartet singing a traditional barbershop song, and video of quartet members conducting an egg-and-spoon race.
Viewers were allowed to vote through an online interface to give their selected quartet "immunity" in upcoming challenges. The winner of the round was reported by Destination Quartet before releasing the subsequent episode. In addition to votes, immunity was provided to quartets whose chosen charity received the most donations. Each quartet picked one charity to represent for the duration of the series.
- Ripple Effect
- Trademark Quartet
- C'est La Vie
- KARMA Quartet
- Daily Special Quartet
- Hot Second
- The Aristocrats Quartet
- Full Of It
- Taylor Made Quartet
|Episode #||Release Date||Episode Title||Challenge Winner||Eliminated|
|Episode 1||Aug 12, 2020||The Beginning||Ripple Effect||n/a|
|Episode 2||Aug 26, 2020||The Egg-cellent Race||Daily Special||Aristocrats|
|Episode 3||Sep 9, 2020||Keepin' it Barbershop||Ripple Effect||C'est La Vie|
|Episode 4||Sep 23, 2020||The Great Hunt||Full Of It||Taylor Made|
|Episode 5||Oct 7, 2020||In your Own Words||Ripple Effect||Trademark|
|Episode 6||Oct 21, 2020||Rewind||n/a||n/a|
|Episode 7||Nov 4, 2020||Keepin' it Current||Daily Special||Hot Second|
|Episode 8||Nov 18, 2020||Know Thyself||Karma||n/a|
|Episode 9||Dec 2, 2020||The Gauntlet||Ripple Effect||Daily Special|
|Episode 10||Dec 16, 2020||Finale||Ripple Effect||KARMA & Full Of It|