The Sing-Off is not immune to judging panel shakeups.
Sara Bareilles has exited NBC's The Sing-Off, Entertainment Weekly reports. The singer has...
The Sing-Off, Sara Bareilles
Before she sold a million records, before she had a No. 1 song and before she was nominated for three Grammy awards, Sara Bareilles was kind of a nerd, and she's not afraid to admit it.
"We would choreograph dances at parties instead of doing keg stands. We were all so nerdy together," she tells TVGuide.com of her college years spent in the UCLA a cappella group Awaken A Cappella.
"My experience in an a cappella group totally shaped me at a really impressionable time in my life as a performer. It gave me a lot of my confidence on stage, because I was someone who was really insecure and felt a little lost in college."
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Fans first got a taste of Bareilles' a cappella chops on the Season 2 finale of The Sing-Off when she performed her hit record, "King of Anything" with The Backbeats, but now her expertise will really be put to the test as she takes a spot on the judges panel this season. The singer-songwriter replaces...
Meet the new, super-sized cast of The Sing-Off.
NBC has unveiled the 16 a cappella groups that will duke it out for $200,000 and a recording contract on Season 3. The list is nearly doubled in size from ...
A new judge isn't the only big change coming to The Sing-Off this fall.
With NBC's decision to make the third season of The Sing-Off a weekly competition, kicking off Sept. 19 at 8/7c, it meant the show would more than double the number of episodes it produced. As a result, 16 groups will now compete (up from 10 last season) over 11 episodes (up from the five that aired over the course of one week).
Sara Bareilles is the new judge on NBC's The Sing-Off
Speaking to reporters Monday during NBC's fall TV previews, series executive producer Joel Gallen said groups will also be asked to sing in a number of new genres including
Production began this week on NBC's a capella competition The Sing-Off, which is being pre-taped over the next few weeks to air this fall.
That means even though the show has been upgraded to regular series status, NBC and the show's producers have opted not to try and make The Sing-Off a live TV event (in the vein of American Idol or The Voice).
Before stepping onto The Sing-Off stage, Committed had never ventured far from their usual terrain of gospel and inspirational music. While that would have been a disadvantage going into a pop-friendly competition, these Alabama boys won over the judges and viewers.
"I believe it was our sincerity," Committed member Therry Thomas tells TVGuide.com. "Not saying the other groups aren't sincere, but I think it's just our background brings us to a whole other world, like a whole other place and sometimes we don't even imagine where we're going. It's magical."
The Sing-Off crowns a winner
On the surface, Committed was ...
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...
The Sing Off
Last year, Puerto Rican a cappella group Nota's take on the Jay Sean hit "Down" helped them shoot to the top on The Sing-Off, winning $100,000 and a Sony recording contract. A year later, a cappella music is again in focus thanks to Glee's recent best-selling single "Teenage Dream" (which coincidentally features former Sing-Off competitors, the Beelzebubs) and the return of The Sing-Off. TVGuide.com talked with the talent behind NBC's reality competition series at a recent Paley Center for Media event to discuss what's in store for Season 2...
Fans mourning Glee's winter hiatus have something to look forward to: NBC's The Sing-Off (premiering Monday at 8/7c). Nick Lachey hosts the four-night a cappella singing competition that features eight groups battling for a $100,000 prize and an Epic Records/Sony recording contract. Judging The Sing-Off are Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. TVGuide.com spoke to Lachey about the show and why his hosting gig has made him miss 98 Degrees.
TVGuide.com: What sets The Sing-Off apart from the rest of the singing shows out there?
Nick Lachey: This is an a cappella competition so there's no band, no background music — it's just about the human voice. There's a lot of extra pressure that goes along with that, but at the same time when it's done well it's even that much more impressive to hear a great a cappella performance.