The Sing-Off Crowns a Winner
Ben Folds, Nicole Scherzinger, Shawn Stockman
Spoiler Alert: The following reveals the winner of Monday night's Sing-Off finale.
The season finale of The Sing-Off came down to the final four as The Backbeats, Committed, Jerry Lawson & the Talk of the Town and Street Corner Symphony took the stage for the final time to find out which group had won a Sony recording contract and the $100,000 cash prize.
After performing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" with judge Nicole Scherzinger and "Long Road Home" with guest Sheryl Crow, soulful music veterans Jerry Lawson & the Talk of the Town were eliminated first. One of the competition's youngest groups, The Backbeats, were cut next. Earlier in the evening they sang "King of Anything" with Sara Bareilles.
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It came down to the Southern, rock-influenced Street Corner Symphony and the gospel choir Committed in the end. Both groups turned in rousing performances earlier in the show: Street Corner Symphony collaborated on "Gone" with fellow Nashville native and judge Ben Folds, while Committed reinterpreted "Motown Philly" with judge Shawn Stockman and the rest of Boyz II Men. Both groups also sang "Ain't No Sunshine" alongside singer-songwriter Neil Diamond.
But there could only be one winner, and at the end of the night, host Nick Lachey named Committed the champs.
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"I just kind of blanked out for a second and was waiting to hear the name," Committed member Maurice Staple told TVGuide.com shortly after the victory. "When he said Committed, my hearing and everything came back."
Added member DJ Baptiste: "We kept trying to tell each other to stay calm, breathe, have fun because it's not going to be like this again. This is a moment we have to cherish."
Do you think the right group won?