Is anyone else as excited as I am to see The Sing-Off
return to NBC next month? We have a video from the premiere that’ll give you a taste of each competing groups’ talent as well as some details about their backgrounds.
is a five-night talent competition series on NBC. Hosted by Nick Lachey, the competition features a cappella singing groups of various ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Set to judge the competition are Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) and Nicole Scherzinger ("The Pussycat Dolls").
I tuned in last year mostly due to Ben Folds’ participation. Nick Lachey refers to him as a musical genius in one of the videos we have below and I have to agree with him there. While Folds is certainly part of the reason I’ll be watching again this season, I’m also really looking forward to seeing the groups featured this time around. Last year Nota went on to take the big prize. Check out this video and see if you can predict which of the groups featured is a lock for the win…
Below is some more information about the groups in the competition and further down is a video featuring host Nick Lachey as he introduces the judges during the premiere episode.
Committed from Huntsville, Alabama – Committed is dedicated to creating unique harmonies with powerful lead vocals and a booming bass line.
Eleventh Hour from Kettering, Ohio - Recognized as one of the nation’s top high school a cappella groups, their studio recordings have been featured on Best of High School A Cappella and have won two Contemporary A Cappella Recording Academy awards.
Pitch Slapped from Boston, Massachusetts – Hailing from the Berklee College of Music, Pitch Slapped offers a distinctive sound and infectious energy, with a unique grasp on a cappella that is apparent in their arrangements, solos, and overall sound.
Groove For Thought from Seattle, Washington – Their infectious grooves, stunning arrangements and electrifying solos are just some of the phrases used to described this group.
Jerry Lawson & Talk Of The Town from Oakland, California – Eager to show America where a cappella started, these music veterans bring the true soul of music to the stage.
Men Of Note from Cherry Hill, New Jersey - This all-male group of eight is comprised of Cherry Hill High School West alumni, where the group was first founded.
The Backbeats from Los Angeles, California – Comprised of a cappella singers from USC and UCLA, this group of twenty-something’s incorporates their disparate styles and tastes into one synthesized sound fused together by their love of Pop, R&B and Soul.
On The Rocks from Eugene, Oregon – From the University of Oregon, On The Rocks has had great viral success with videos featured on various websites, with more than 6.5 million views of their popular rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance."
Street Corner Symphony from Nashville, Tennessee – They offer a diverse repertoire, while maintaining their rich heritage in gospel music.
Yale University, The Whiffenpoofs from New Haven, Connecticut – From Yale University and founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” are comprised of 14 senior year men and are the world’s oldest collegiate a cappella group.
The Sing-Off, premieres Monday, December 6 (8-10 p.m. ET) and will continue on December 8, 13 and 15, followed by the finale on December 20 (8-10 p.m. ET each night).