Music is typically a background element when watching a match, but when the song selection is just right - especially when the tempo and mood match the action down on the field - it can create a lasting emotional response that adds to the spectating experience and makes it more memorable.
I will never forget Finals 3 of Chezy Champs 2015 - not just because of how close the match was and how much energy was in the room, but also because the music played during the match further reinforced that feeling of suspense that everyone in the room felt. The song was Divinity, by Porter Robinson, and while by itself it’s a pretty decent song, it was one of the few things that could actually make a Recycle Rush match more exciting.
There are a few staples that are always played in elims matches (Thunderstruck by AC/DC, Sandstorm by Darude, and The Final Coundown by Europe, to name a few), but I would love to add some more variety to the mix of music that better reflects the high stakes, high energy rush of elimination matches in FRC.
If you have any music that you feel would really fit an FRC elimination match, or a specific mood for a match, consider sharing it here (with links). I know FIRST has its own official music list, but offseasons tend to have more freedom with music choice.