In this hiatus of shows NBC has decided to have a one week competition where a cappella groups have a Sing Off--also the title of the show, hosted by Nick Lachey. The contestants compete each night singing a song from a category chosen, last night was "Big Hits" and "Guilty Pleasures."
I must admit Sing Off is a complete guilty pleasure. It is two hours long, which is far too long for me to be sitting in front of the television, but the music! oh the music is incredible. Monday night started with eight groups, two groups were sent home leaving six groups to perform last night. The judges on Sing Off: Ben Fold, Nicole Scherzinger, and Shawn Stockman get to vote on which groups stay and which groups go; I have to admit that every group that has been eliminated has been a complete shock to me. Although my boyfriend last night said that Ben Fold was the Sinsei of music theory and I should just believe everything he says.
The first night an all male group, Face, was eliminated--which was a shock because I thought they were great; next was a group from Omaha, Solo, who had so much soul and power, but I guess the judges did not think they could cut it. Those were the results from Monday night. Last night, Sing Off episode 2, the all-girl power group Noteworthy was eliminated after singing Coldplay--which I thought was incredible too. Tonight the five remaining groups get to compete on Sing Off. Right now I am loving the group Nota (watch them perform "Down" in the video), but I still think it is too soon to pick a favorite.
The groups that are left to perform tonight are Beezlebubs, a all male a cappella group from Tuft University; Maxx Factor, a group of four middle aged women singing their barber shop hearts out; the So Cal Vo Cals, an a cappella group from Southern California; Nota, a group from Puerto Rico; and Voices of Lee, a co-ed a cappella group from Lee University that refuse to sing any songs with curse words. Watch them all live tomorrow night have another Sing Off! If if you missed last night, catch up with the video below.
Watch these "Big Hits" performances from last nights Sing Off:
Are you hooked on the show too? Who do you want to see go home, or take the prize?