This show instead of being just a musical like Glee and High School Musical, is also a comedy show as well. So it's a musical comedy.
In Barden, she was put in a room with a Korean Kimmy Jin who does not want to be her friend at all. When Beca's father came over to her room to visit, Kimmy Jin went to check out the club activities and so Beca went as well.
So this year, Aubrey decided to lower the standards of the Barden Bellas and instead of just recruiting hot girls into the group, she decided to recruit just whoever can sings. One day, Chloe, the only one who stuck with Aubrey after last year's incident confronted Beca in the showers when she heard her sang and wouldn't leave till she sings to her. Chloe insisted Beca to go for the auditions come tryouts day.
Come semifinals of the acapella competition, the Barden Bellas didn't make it through to the finals and also friction between Beca and Aubrey intensifies due to Beca doing an impromptu improvisation after she realized the boredom on their audience while they were doing their number but they were thrown a lifeline to go to the finals when one of the groups that were supposed to go to the finals was found out that their lead singer is actually a guy from high school and not college.