'The Sing-Off' Exclusive Interview: David of Messiah's Men on A Cappella Music with a Message

Before we even heard them sing, Messiah's Men won over Sing-Off fans with their inspirational story of struggle, survival and, ultimately, salvation through song. Now based out of Minneapolis, the Afrocentric gospel group is made up of former Liberian refugees who use their music to portray a message of hope.

Unfortunately, the Messiah's Men were eliminated in the first round of the show (along with high schoolers Soul'd Out), but that message definitely came across in their stirring renditions of "People Get Ready" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Ben Folds applauded their "moving" performance, while Shawn Stockman said the group was made up of real "storytelling voices."

Though their time on The Sing-Off was short, Messiah's Men member David told me it was a "wonderful ride" for the group when we spoke this afternoon -- even for the members who worried their Christian message might not translate to a reality show. And the ride is far from over. Messiah's Men have big plans ahead, including raising money and awareness for orphans in their native Liberia (more on that, and how you can help, below!). Read on for our interview:



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