October 17, 2011 07:41 PM by Veronica Dudo
NBC’s singing competition, The Sing-Off brought together tonight the top 10 groups to the stage to perform their guilty pleasure songs. Keep reading to find out what songs the a cappella groups sang and what the judges had to say about their performances!
The reality singing competition showcases a variety of groups all vying for a $200,000 prize and a Sony Music recording contract. Host, Nick Lachey announced that the top 10 groups will be singing tonight and the judges will vote off two singing ensembles. The three expert judges critiquing the singers and offering advice are all from the music industry: Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Sara Bareilles.
First up 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. They sang the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe.” The judges said the group had a lot of personality during the song but there were some tuning issues.
With contestants from the previous two seasons, the all girls group, Delilah took the stage. They choose to sing “Flashdance…What A Felling” The judges said the group did a good job but this performance wasn’t up to par with their previous two appearances.
For the last 30 years, North Shore has entertained thousands of listeners on street corners in Boston, Mass. singing songs from the 1940′s to today. They sang “Power Of Love.” The judges said the group did a good job but would like to see the group incorporate more of themselves in their performances.
From Nashville, Tenn., The Collective, made up of individual singer-songwriters who came together to show there is strength in numbers and sang “I Will Survive.” The judges said the group gave a great performance with really good vocals.
Dartmouth Aires from Hanover, N.H. is Dartmouth College’s oldest a cappella group and includes 15 fun loving, high energy guys. They sang “Jessie’s Girl.” The judges said their performance was very entertaining especially with their dance moves.
Out of the first bracket, the judges deliberated and decided to send home North Shore. For their farwell song they sang “Goodnight Sweetheart, Well It’s Time To Go.”
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 “Dance With Somebody.” The judges said the group’s performance was wonderful; they had a fun dance line during the song and had a smart arrangement.
Pentatonix from Arlington, Texas is a five member group that has a modern style and draws influences from several eclectic electro genres. They sang “Video Killed The Radio Star. The judges said the group did an awesome job and continue to impress them.
From Newark, D.E., the Deltones performed who were founded in 1991 at The University of Delaware and pride themselves on their smooth tunes and motto, “friends first, singers second.” The group sang “Listen To Your Heart.” The judges said the group earnestly sang the lyrics and that the song was well sung but it may have been too serious.
Next, Urban Method from Denver, CO performed “Poison.” The judges said the group gave a polished well delivered performance.
Finally, Vocal Point a group from Provo, UT took the stage. Tonight, Ben returned to the group to perform with them for the first time since his father passed away. The all-male a cappella group sang “Footloose.” The judges said the group performed the first rock and roll number so far, and they did a great job especially with Ben back.
Out of the second bracket, the judges decided to send home the Deltones. They sang “Goodbye To You” for their farewell song.
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