'The Sing-Off' premiere: All the drama of 'Glee' (and then some) Episode 1


I was pretty convinced that "The Sing-Off" was going to be "Glee" without the drama. Boy, was I wrong. This is what I learned: A capella groups have some serious bad luck, age is just a number and perfect singing just isn't enough in the competitive world of "The Sing-Off."


In his introduction, host Nick Lachey says that the only thing the groups have to depend on is "teamwork, trust and precision." Is he still talking about singing? Also, Nick, this is supposed to be a "feel good event." Why are you dressed like a funeral director? We soon find out.


Opening group song: David Bowie's "Under Pressure." I've had a while to ruminate on this, since Zap2it was the first to post the video last week. On first impressions, The SoCals, Nota and Noteworthy are standouts. Solo and Maxx Factor - oy vey. Their sound is all over the place. The soloists bring it, though I worried for Amy, the chick with the gnarly faux hawk from Noteworthy, when she struggled with that really long high note. I think she's probably a great singer, but that isn't her best moment.


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