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'The Sing-Off': From The Live Finale!

November 29th, 2011 3:23am EST
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Season 3 of NBC's The Sing-Off drew to a close Monday night - and after the confetti, I talked with host Nick Lachey, judges Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman, and the top two acts! Here's what happened...

Congratulations to Pentatonix for being named season 3 champions! The Arlington, TX quintet (and favorite of Sonos) beat out the Dartmouth Aires and Urban Method to claim the title.

But there was a lot going on before the results...

The top three acts volunteered their time with charities close to their hearts. Pentatonix visited The Trevor Project, Urban Method helped out the Sickle Cell...
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'The Sing-Off': Afro-Blue After Their Exit!

November 28th, 2011 11:10am EST
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It's down to the wire on NBC's The Sing-Off. Before tonight's live finale, I chatted with Danielle Withers from the much beloved Afro-Blue.

The jazz ensemble from Howard University tackled a mash-up of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" combined with "Fly" by Nicki Minaj with Rihanna, and then the judges handed them the Sam Cooke classic "A Change Is Gonna Come." They battled it out with the Dartmouth Aires for the final spot in tonight's finale, but ultimately came up short.

That didn't stop them from leaving an impression on the audience or even their fellow contestants - you'll recall ...
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'The Sing-Off': Vocal Point After Their Exit!

November 21st, 2011 10:30am EST
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NBC's The Sing-Off said goodbye to Vocal Point this week - and I caught up with group members McKay Crockett, Jake Hunsaker and Tyler Sterling to get the post-show lowdown!

This is a big experience for any group - so what did you take away from The Sing-Off personally?

McKay: I think for me personally, one of the biggest things I took from the show is if you put your mind to something, you can achieve really great things. We have a really specific purpose, and it was just another example of if you have a purpose, amazing things can happen. Great things have happened and will continu...
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'The Sing-Off': Sonos After Their Exit!

October 17th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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NBC's The Sing-Off said goodbye to Sonos last week - and I caught up with Chris Harrison to ask about the group's next moves!

What were you expecting when you started on the show, and how did things compare to your expectations?

I will be completely honest - I did not expect us to be there terribly long, because we were performing our music in a way we weren't used to at all. Most of our songs are often lesser known, or moody and quiet. We're not using the tools that we usually use. All of a sudden we really felt the size of our group as five.

Another thing - we had not used chore...
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'The Sing-Off': Kinfolk 9 After Their Exit!

October 10th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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NBC's The Sing-Off sent another group home last week - and I've got their dish! Here's what Jenilee Reyes of Kinfolk 9 had to say.

What motivated your group to compete on the show?

I think what motivated us is that we were really excited to jump into unfamiliar territory. The first time we got together, for our first rehearsal, we were just talking about, "Wow. We're so excited to learn to sing a different way." It was scary but it was exciting.

What did you expect from the series, and how did your experience compare to your expectations?

We didn't really expect to get affected t...
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'The Sing-Off': Soul'd Out & Messiah's Men After Their Exits!

October 3rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
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NBC's The Sing-Off is back - and after leaving the competition, members of Soul'd Out and Messiah's Men spoke with me about what happened - and what's next!

Hailing from Wilsonville High School in Wilsonville, OR, Soul'd Out is comprised of high school students of varying grade levels and musical backgrounds. Here's what group member Ethan Bryant had to say.

What motivated your group members to say that appearing on the show was something you wanted to do?

Coming fresh off our 2nd place finish at the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) finals, a lot of us were ...
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Interview: Ben Folds And Sara Bareilles Excited For New Season Of 'The Sing-Off'

September 20th, 2011 8:41pm EDT
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Returning for a third season, NBC’s “The Sing-Off” is the most unique singing competition on television and judge Ben Folds is excited about this year’s batch of contestants. “I think this is the season of innovation,” says Folds of the field of competitors. “As [the season] evolves, I think everyone will see the innovation become second nature.”

Folds, who has been a judge for all three seasons along with Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, is joined this season by new judge Sara Bareilles who appeared in last season’s finale with one of the groups. “I have an a cappella background and I was a...
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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Sara Bareilles Talks About Music And Judging On NBC's "The Sing-Off"

August 20th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Sara Bareilles has breathed melodic life into the pop music scene with her piano infused rock songs. While she’s a chart topper on tour, she’s also becoming a television star. Bareilles has joined NBC’s a cappella competition show The Sing-Off as a judge.

Bareilles told the Television Critics Association on August 1 that she finds criticism more effective when it’s compassionate, so she will not provide Simon Cowell-esque critiques. After her TCA session, Bareilles hung around to chat about her own music and more thoughts on joining The Sing-Off, which returns September 19 at 8 p.m. on NBC...
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Sara Bareilles Joins 'The Sing-Off'

July 15th, 2011 9:28am EDT
Sara Bareilles
Singer Sara Bareilles has signed on to Nick Lachey's reality TV competition show as a celebrity judge.

The hitmaker will now join fellow singers Ben Folds and Boyz II Men star Shawn Stockman on the panel of NBC TV's "The Sing-Off" this autumn.

The show sets out to find the best vocal groups who can perform without accompanying music.

In a statement released to Entertainment Weekly, she says, "A cappella music is very near and dear to my heart, and I have been a huge fan of the show from the beginning.

"I love the opportunity to be a part of something that celebrates a genre of music tha...
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