Eight a cappella groups from around the country assemble to kick off NBC's four-night singing competition. The groups don't use backing bands or tracks but instead use their voices to create a rich and full sound. On hand to critique the performances are celeb judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men) and Nicole Scherzinger. But viewers have the ultimate say in who advances as they cast votes for their favorite groups. The winner receives a recording contract and a $100,000 prize.
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Jennifer Hudson has plenty of reasons to celebrate this holiday season after another banner year for the singer-actress. After Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were tragically murdered in October 2008, she made a triumphant return to the spotlight in 2009. This past year, Hudson added Grammy winner to her resume, performed at the Super Bowl and toured the country for the first time. On top of her professional accomplishments, Hudson and fiancé David Otunga welcomed their first child, David Daniel Otunga Jr., in August. As the Oscar winner prepares for her first Christmas as a mother, Hudson, 28, will also star in her first ever Christmas special — Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas — Monday at 8/7c on ABC. The self-proclaimed "Christmas fanatic" talked with TVGuide.com about returning to her hometown of Chicago, one of her favorite holiday...