November 21, 2011 08:31 PM by Veronica Dudo
America can vote after tonight’s episode of NBC’s singing competition, The Sing-Off. It’s now down to the final four groups who perform mash-ups and songs selected by the judges. The show began with all four groups coming together on stage to sing a mash-up of songs–by several artists including The Who, Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry. Keep reading to find out what songs the groups sing!
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 Sing-Off champion will be selected next week after America votes. 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 was Pentatonix from Arlington, Texas, a five member group that has a modern style and draws influences from several eclectic electro genres. For their master mix, they sang Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You Been Gone.” The judges said their performance was really entertaining and they seamlessly interchanged both songs. Later, during the judge’s choice round, they sang “Dog Days are Over.” The judges said the group’s performance was fantastic.
Urban Method from Denver, CO sang Nelly’s “Hot In Here” and Peggy Lee’s “Fever” for their master mix. The judges said the group gave a wonderful performance and continue to impress them each week. Later, during the judge’s choice round, they sang “All Of The Light’s.” The judges said the group’s performance was great especially their arrangement.
From Howard University in Washington, D.C., the fun-loving Jazz/Pop a cappella ensemble Afro-Blue sang “Fly” by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna along with “I Believe I can Fly” by R. Kelly. The judges said the group did a nice job blending all of the elements they had to work with. Later, during the judge’s choice round, they sang “A Change Is Gonna Come.” The judge’s said the group’s performance was perfect and very emotional.
Dartmouth Aires from Hanover, N.H. is Dartmouth College’s oldest a cappella group and includes 15 fun loving, high energy guys. For their master mix they sang Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and “Sympathy for the Devil” by The Rolling Stones. The judges said the group’s performance was good and very theatrical but it wasn’t their favorite. Later, during the judge’s choice round, they sang “Shout.” The judges said the group gave a really good performance but had a few pitch problems.
The judges selected Afro-Blue and the Dartmouth Aires to be in the sing-Off. First up, Afro-Blue sang “American Boy.” Next, the Dartmouth Aires sang, “Somebody To Love.” The judges deliberated and eliminated Afro-Blue from the competition. Before going home, they sang “We’ve Only Just Begun” as their farewell song. Now, America can vote on which group they want to be this year’s Sing-Off champions.
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