Jul 2, 2013 5:32 PM EDT
Jewel has joined the judges panel on The Sing-Off, NBC announced Tuesday. The four-time Grammy nominee replaces… Read more
Twelve songsmiths battle in various tune-writing challenges in this music-competition reality show. The creative process of authoring music comes to the fore when the contestants must write for multiple genres. Prizes include $100,000 and a recording deal (more…)
Premiered: May 30, 2011
With no topic and no parameters to bind them, the final three songwriters must write the song of their lives. Some of the most influential names in the music industry weight in as super-producer JR Rotem and hit songwriter Evan Bogart visit the contestants. Megastar Leona Lewis helps the judges crown one songwriter the next big hitmaker.
For the first time in the competition, the final four contestants must work alone in the writing process as they test their skills in the realm of pop music. The songwriters prepare themselves to be judged by their harshest critics yet, high school students. These notoriously fickle fans and guest judge Taio Cruz are forced to make the most difficult decision of the competition and decide the final three songwriters that will move into the finale.
The five remaining songwriters take a personal step towards empowerment using one of Jewel's all-time favorite lyrics. While one team struggles to finish their song, the other struggles to communicate. The winning songwriter is rewarded with a feature in SPIN, while the losing team pleads their case to the judges including Grammy winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, in an intense and teary battle to make it to the final four.
The songwriters are in for their hardest hook challenge of the season as they pitch their songs to hit songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Evan Bogart. During the team co-write, it is all-out war with one songwriter screaming sabotage.