October 31, 2011 07:19 PM by Veronica Dudo
The competition is heating up on NBC’s singing competition, The Sing-Off. Tonight, the top seven groups pick super star artists and perform three of their songs for the judges. The show kicked off with all seven groups coming together on stage for a special Halloween medley. Keep reading to find out what which groups stayed and which one was eliminated!
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 seven groups will be singing songs from iconic artists. 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 Urban Method from Denver, CO selects Rihanna as their super-star artist. The judges said the group did a great job with their transitions, applauded the ladies for paying tribute to Rihanna but encouraged them to come out on stage in the future with more confidence.
The all-male a cappella group, Vocal Point from Provo, UT appeared on stage and sang an Elvis medley. They got a standing ovation and the judges said the group performed a fantastic and entertaining medley.
From Howard University in Washington, D.C., the fun-loving Jazz/Pop a cappella ensemble Afro-Blue sang a Janet Jackson medley. The judges said the group’s performance had a radical arrangement, showed their great personalities and gave a good performance.
Dartmouth Aires from Hanover, N.H. is Dartmouth College’s oldest a cappella group and includes 15 fun loving, high energy guys. They chose to sing three Queen songs. The judges said the group nailed it, that they were amazing and called it the best performance of the season.
Pentatonix from Arlington, Texas is a five member group that has a modern style and draws influences from several eclectic electro genres. They sang Britney Spears songs. The judges said the group gave a great show; their transitions were good especially for having a small amount of people and admired them for being perfectionists.
With contestants from the previous two seasons, the all girls group, Delilah took the stage. They choose to sing three Alicia Keys songs. The judges said the group sang their hearts out, were fantastic as well as strong and engaging.
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 Billy Joel songs. The judges said the group showed another side of themselves, their voices blended well and were great.
Previous winners Committed also performed a medley of Chris Brown songs.
The judges deliberated and eliminated the Yellow Jackets from the competition. Before going home, the Yellow Jackets sang ”Tubthumping” as their farewell song.
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