'The Sing-Off's' Great Hope: New Judge Sara Bareilles

NBC’s The Sing-Off hasn’t been immune to the recent judge merry-go-round at Fox’s X-Factor. In the end, it lost original judge Nicole Scherzinger to the upstart talent competition. And now in her place sits singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who the show’s fans met when she performed in last season’s finale.

"We knew that there was some conversations going on between Nicole and Simon and that camp," executive producer Joel Gallen tells The Hollywood Reporter. "And so when the time came that she wasn’t coming back, really the path went right to Sara."

The third season replacement faced reporters at Monday’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in Los Angeles alongside her fellow judges Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds. Read More...



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