Watch: Jewel and Home Free sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Easily the best performance from last night. Jewel’s still got it.

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I’m Alright - Home Free vs. The Filharmonic

If you watch one performance from ‘The Sing Off' this season, make it this one.

Schools are cutting their music programs in an attempt to save money. But wait. A crazy thing is happening. This next generation of students is filling the musical education void by just doing it themselves.

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OPB: Avicii ft Aloe Blacc

The show definitely helped push the genre into the public eye, but “dying” is a stretch.

The Sing-Off' Clip: Home Free sing “Cruise" a cappella | THR

This is solid. Too early to declare them early front runners, but they’d be stand outs in previous years.

ACOUSTIKATS (Lexington, KY): This collegiate group has been serenading sorority girls all over the University of Kentucky campus, but now it’s their time to make it on the big stage. With their southern charm they hope to win over America’s hearts.

CALLE SOL (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico): From the island of Puerto Rico, this group of six professional musicians has only been together for a few short months. Their Latin style is sure to bring a flare to the competition.

ELEMENT (New York City): This all-female group brings a New York attitude to the stage. They all work day jobs and pursue their showbiz dreams in the concrete jungle during their time off. These powerful female voices hope to bring a buzz to the a cappella world.  

THE FILHARMONIC (Los Angeles): This locally based group is made up of male Filipino singers. Their knack for ’90s R&B, mixed with their Filipino culture, is sure to bring a new twist to the music of the past.

HOME FREE (Minneapolis): This all-male group has already been on the road touring the country and the transcontinental journeys have made them all very close. Their years of performance experience add to their refreshing country sound.

THE PRINCETON FOOTNOTES (Princeton, N.J.): A 50-year-old tradition is holding strong with this Ivy League group — classically trained, perfectly polished and technically great. Although they stick to tradition, they also like to mix a modern flair.

STREET CORNER RENAISSANCE (Los Angeles): This soulful group put aside their dreams of becoming musicians to raise their families. Now it’s time to shine. Their roots are in doo-wop and they strive to pay homage to this classic sound.

TEN (Dallas): Many of these eclectic artists have experienced traveling with professionals in well-known bands. Their group leader brought them together. The gospel influence and impressive backgrounds produce a perfected sound.

VOCAL RUSH (Oakland, CA): The youngest group in the competition is a force to be reckoned with. They have won the high school a cappella groups’ international championship two years in a row. Their pop and R&B influence are sure to put a spin on modern chart-topping hits.

VOICEPLAY (Orlando, FL): These three best friends have been together since high school and expanded their group to six, added the influence of a female voice. They toured the U.S. and ended up back in Orlando performing before auditioning for “The Sing-Off.” This pop-inspired group blends the male and female voices perfectly.

She replaces Sara Bareilles at the judging table, along with returning stars Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds. Nick Lachey will host again. ‘The Sing Off’ returns in December.

CONFIRMED: NBC’s ‘THE SING OFF’ Is Back

An audition site for the canceled NBC a cappella competition series has just hit the web.

Welcome back ‘The Sing Off!’ You were very much missed by the 6M people that watched you.

Oh and if you want to audition, do it.

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(via Inside A Cappella News)

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joshbroban:


I don’t know if anyone’s seen this yet, but my college’s website released it. [source]


1. Glee spoilers sorry.
2. GOTHIC LOLITA OMG.
3. The best best best dude from The Sing Off is in the Apples I am so stupidly excited I can’t even deal.

This is great and all, but where’s the Aires’ lead singer. That dude had pipes.

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joshbroban:

I don’t know if anyone’s seen this yet, but my college’s website released it. [source]

1. Glee spoilers sorry.

2. GOTHIC LOLITA OMG.

3. The best best best dude from The Sing Off is in the Apples I am so stupidly excited I can’t even deal.

This is great and all, but where’s the Aires’ lead singer. That dude had pipes.

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Sing Off.

Thanks for all the amazing support that Sing Off fans have showed the last couple of days.

There’s a fan generated petition at SaveTheSingOff.com
#savethesingoff hashtag on Twitter
@savethesingoff @shawnstockman @benfolds @sarabareilles on Twitter

I was part of the show because I feel it represents something very real that’s been happening for some time now in the background of the music scene. A cappella music. I can’t think of anything more pure than people just singing together. The talent has been overwhelming and was showcased with dignity on our show. I’m proud of that. I know it’s nerdy as hell. I don’t give a damn. It moves me. It represents the best of people. In a cappella music you have to work together. It’s not diva driven, it requires skill and there’s no safety net. On top of that, it cost nothing to open your mouth and sing. Seems like a winner.

The Sing Off is obviously not in the fall lineup on NBC. That’s all we really know. That is the absolute right of the network and we should all respect that. They helped grow this show from the beginning. 

If you remain vocal about the show, we’ll be more able to do what it takes to get it going again. 
I believe The Sing Off was and will be a significant bit of television, an outlet for unique talent, a good example for students and an alternative to a Star Trek convention. I love the groups we had on and I’ll continue to support them as well.

Thank you, good night and God bless.
Over and out.

PS. If you haven’t heard, Ben Folds Five first album in 13 years is up for pre-sale with free song download Pledgemusic.com/benfoldsfive

By the way, this happened. The Sing Off's cancellation is by no means surprising (the ratings were pitiful), but I'm still sad to see it go. At least we had 3 years there where there was nationally televised, prime time contemporary acappella singing. There's no way I would have believed that to be possible when I first started following the genre in 2001.