'The Sing-Off' recap: Ready For The Merge!

The Sing-Off's second bracket just doesn't hold a candle to the first bracket, does it? Despite the presence of solid singing, I just find most of the groups in this bracket overwhelmingly blah. Suffice it to say, I'm very excited for the merger next week.

That being said, tonight's recap will be a bit shorter than usual. Instead of going through every performance, let's just rank the performers and go over the main highlights (and lowlights) from last night:

1. Pentatonix
The Texan fivesome continued to assert themselves as the freshest, most creative group in the second bracket. They drastically re-arranged both Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug" and Janis Joplin's "Piece Of My Heart" and in both performances, they managed to sound like a much larger group than just five people. Their swingy Ke$ha turn proved just as successful than their reggae-lite Joplin offering (which featured a killer vocal-flugelhorn solo), and as Ben accurately articulated, they should keep taking risks—it keeps them very interesting. Read More...



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