I am really quite sorry I did not report on this show before but my husband I discovered The Sing Off a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately this show only ran for about 3 weeks tonight is the finale, and even if you have not watched this show before if you like to hear incredible singing I highly recommend you check out this show tonight on NBC. It is on at 8:00 here in Illinois but you will need to check the show times to see what time it is on by you.
The Sing Off is hosted by Nick Lay. It is a singing competition for groups that sing in complete acapella. That means that there are no instruments allowed. You won’t however, miss the instruments because the instruments are done using people’s voices, and the harmonies and blending fill in where the instruments would normally be. It is really quite incredible to watch and these people’s voices are amazing.
The show has judges like American Idol, but up until tonight’s finale the judges were the ones that decided who would stay and who would go. Tonight’s winner’s however will be chosen by votes from the American viewers. The judges will still however, critique tonight’s performances. The judges are: Shawn Stockman from Boyz to Men, Nicole Sherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls, and Ben Folds from the Ben Fold’s Five.
Tonight’s competition will be between 4 amazing singing groups:
Jerry Lawson & The Talk of The Towns: This is by far the oldest group in the bunch and they are led by legendary singer Jerry Lawson from the Persuaders. This group has been singing together since 2001. They have an old school style about them and remind one of the Temptations. They could be the underdogs tonight as their sound is not as contemporary as the other groups, but they have class and respect on their sides. Here is one of their performances: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/video/night-1/1263627/?tin=2028
Street Corner Symphony: This is a group that consists of just 6 guys two pairs of them being siblings. These boys from down south have a smooth southern style and amazing harmony. Imagine walking down the street and passing a group of guys who are singing and harmonizing and doing it perfectly that is what I think of when I think of Street Corner symphony. These guys are not as polished as the other groups but they are so good it just doesn’t matter. You can catch one of their performances here: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/video/night-2/1264137/?tin=893
The Backbeats: This is the only group left in the competition where there both male and female singers. This is an attractive group of 20 somethings who were put together as a group by one of their members who competed in The Sing Off Last Year. This lively group entertains with their fun choreography while they belt out the tunes. Look out for one of their lead singers JoAnna, If that girl doesn’t get famous after this show I will be surprised. To see one of the Backbeat’s performances here: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/video/night-1/1263627/?tin=6365
Committed: All of these groups are great but I think Committed is probably the group to beat. Their harmonies are seamless and the way these guys blend and transition is just vocal perfection. This group of guys went to high school together and then went on to college together. Check out this amazing group here: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/video/night-1/1263627/?tin=6756
The show started off with 11 groups and were narrowed down to this 4. It doesn’t matter if you have not seen the other episodes. Good singing is good singing and if you enjoy good singing you will find it on the Finale of The Sing Off Tonight on NBC. This show is like American Idol on Steroidz as pretty much everybody on here sings amazingly. Tonight’s winner gets a $100,000 prize and recording contract. I however would not be surprised if more than one of these groups or some of the individuals do not end up with recording contracts.
If you want to check out performances from past episodes you can find them on The Sing Off’s Official Site: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/
You can also check it out on Comcast’s On Demand if you have it.