October 03, 2011 07:36 PM by Veronica Dudo
The reality singing show showcases a variety of groups all vying for a $200,000 prize and a Sony Music recording contract. Host, Nick Lachey announced that the remaining six groups from this bracket will be singing two songs tonight, a current radio hit and then a classic 1960′s song. The show opened with all of the a cappella groups singing, “Somewhere Only We Know.” The three expert judges from the music industry included Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Sara Bareilles critiquing the singers and offering advice.
First up Vocal Point a group from Provo, UT took the stage. Unfortunately, one of their members, Ben still isn’t performing with them because his father recently passed away. The all-male a cappella group sang Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never.” The judges said the group’s very entertaining, confident as performers and did a great job. For their 1960′s song, they sang “The Way You Look Tonight.” The judges said the group is always very consistent, performed an amazing vocal performance and delivered a smooth rendition of a true classic.
With contestants from the previous two seasons, the all girls group, Delilah took the stage. They choose to sing Adam Lambert’s “What Do You Want From Me.” The judges said the group was stunning, showed the audience how to harmonize as they all came out to the stage and sang one-by-one and the lyrics really resonated with listeners. For their 1960′s song, they sang “Heatwave.” The judges said the group had a good performance but that it wasn’t up to the caliber that they’ve already been performing in the competition.
Next, Urban Method from Denver, CO performed the Black Eyed Peas hit “Just Can’t Get Enough.” The judges said the group did a great job, and that they continue to pull off very ambitious sounds. For their 1960′s song, they sang “Dance to the Music.” The judges said they forgot they were listening to an a cappella group because they did such a good job and the group really set the bar with this performance.
From Howard University in Washington, D.C., the fun-loving Jazz/Pop a cappella ensemble Afro-Blue brought their old school sound to the stage with “American Boy.” The judges said the group’s performance was amazing; they had a stellar arrangement and really loved how they put some jazz into the song. For their 1960′s song, they sang “Heard It Through The Grape Vine.” The judges said their transitions were effortless and they were very committed as a unit.
From New York, the college group, the Yellow Jackets from the University of Rochester sing everything from 1950′s Doo Whop to hits of today. The Yellow Jackets went to Kenya for a trip to help young children. They dedicated the song to their college and the kids they met in Kenya. They sang “Dynamite.” The Judges said the group gave a fun performance and that they have a lot of heart. For their 1960′s song, they sang Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” The judges liked their performance and said the group did really well.
Kinfolk 9 from Los Angeles is made up of artists all trying to make it in the music industry. They sang “Pricetag.” The judges said they gave a good performance and have improved since their last performance. For their 1960′s song, they sang The Beatles’ hit “Let It Be.” The judges said their performance was natural, outstanding, inspiring and very powerful.
The judges deliberated and said this was one of the most difficult decisions so early in the season but ultimately sent home Kinfolk 9. They sang “Loser” as their farewell song.
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