'The Sing-Off' Exclusive Interview: Ethan of Soul'd Out On Holding Their Own as a High School Group

As the only high school group on The Sing-Off this season, Wilsonville, Oregon's Soul'd Out came into the competition with a lot to prove, but also a lot of automatic props. Most high school a cappella groups wouldn't be able to pull off a number on this stage and at this scale. Soul'd Out not only held their own, they went full-out for their first performance, with a rendition of "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from Hair.

It was a challenging number, and one that unfortunately led to their elimination against some older, more experienced groups, but the response was positive all around for these "real life Glee" kids, especially from judge Sara Bareilles, who said they were "well on [their] way" as performers and called lead Ethan Crystal "adorable." 

They may not have made it past the first round, but that's high praise for a high school group with plenty of talent and time to grow. As Ethan said when I spoke to him this afternoon about Soul'd Out's Sing-Off experience, "the only place to go is up." Read on for our interview:



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