THE SING-OFF “Season Premiere: Part 1? Review

THE SING-OFF "Season Premiere: Part 1? Season 3, Episode 1 – The Sing-Off kicked off this season with a two hour premiere showcasing the first bracket of talented a capella groups from across the country. Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman returned to the judges table this season, joined by new judge, Sarah Barilles. As a former member of an all vocal group in college herself, Sarah was a great addition to the judges panel for this competition where the groups were competing for a $200,000 cash prize and a recording contract with Sony Music.

The first first group of the night was an all male a capella group from the University of Rochester, "The Yellow Jackets. Their background video showcased clips from their inspiring musical exchange trip to Kenya. They performed K’naan’s "Waving Flag" and their live performance in the studio actuallysounded better than the clips of their rehearsals and performances that they had included in their highlight reel. From this first performance, this group seems to have quite a few diverse, strong soloist performers who all function and blend really well into a great choir. Read More...


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