I absolutely enjoyed The Sing Off. I did not know what the show was about, but it was on On Demand so I decided to try it during my holiday break. It sounds pretty lame especially when you hear that it's an A Cappella competition, but the competitors were surprisingly professional and modern. The A Cappella groups sang songs like "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz and "No One" by Alicia Keys. Remember, A Cappella means that they don't use instruments, so the groups have to use their voices to create all the sounds of a full-on band. You'll be amazed when you watch and listen. The show started off with eight groups, but by the fourth and last episode it was down to three groups. The three final groups consisted of "Beezlebubs," a group of fraternity-looking guys, "Nota," Latino-style group, and "The Voices of Lee," a co-ed group with a choir feel. "Nota" right off the bat was the top group to beat, but I thought the "Beezlebubs" were just cute and a lot of fun. The Sing Off already aired in December, but I'm sure they'll have one again next year. I guess you can always enjoy the performances online. If you like the show Glee, you might like The Sing Off.
The most surprising of all was that I loved loved loved the judges. Usually the "judging" of competitions is the most boring part and the judges themselves are so unlikeable. The judges comprised of Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls, Shawn Stockman of Boys II Men, and Ben Folds. I am now a new fan of Ben Folds. I think he comes off so cool and knowledgeable on the show and he's so musically talented. And he also reminds me of an American Austin Powers. As for Nicole Scherzinger, we already know she's beautiful and talented, but now we know she's also intelligent and capable. I was watching to see whether she'll trip up or get tongue-tied, or be at a lost for words, but that never happened. Her comments were thoughtful, kind, and her own. The final episode of the show was the best, because the judges got on stage and sang A Cappella too. It just reminds us of why these guys are the professionals and make the millions. You will never see Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, or Randy Jackson get up and sing, but we're suppose to believe they're the authorities. Please.
This post is dedicated the Tara and Laura, who are off on Vacation Land somewhere. I can say that I held down the fort. Go me!