In addition to releasing a new promo, NBC has announced the competing groups for the upcoming fourth season of The Sing-Off. I admitted recently that I’ve begun to get more than a bit tired of singing competitions, but I make an exception for The Sing-Off, which is a much shorter format, airs during the holiday season and stands out from the rest not so much in the structure of its competition, but in its focus on a cappella music. As host Nick Lachey will remind viewers repeatedly, that means the only instruments these competitors are allowed to use are their voices. And if past seasons are any indication, there are a lot of talented vocalists out there. Brought together in the right way and an overplayed pop song can sound brand new again.
The Sing-Off’s grand prize for the winning group is $100,000 and a Sony Music recording contract.This is the fourth season of the singing competition. Nick Lachey will return to host, while Jewel joins the judges table, along with returners Ben Folds (of Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men). This season’s competition will start out with ten a cappella singing groups (see gallery below for photos). They are as follows:
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