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The Sing-Off Recap: Season 2 Signature Song Showcase!

Posted by on December 7, 2010 at 3:37 PM EST

the sing off season 2Last night season 2 of The Sing-Off premiered on NBC.

Nick Lachey who recently engaged Vanessa Minnillo acted as host to last night’s The Sing-Off Season 2 premiere. The show, which has teams sing acapella surprised me as all of the groups competing for the $100,000 prize are really talented. I honestly think the cast of Glee should take a hard look at these singing groups as they are quite amazing.

Each week I will take a look at each team on The Sing-Off and let you know what they performed and how they the judges reacted to their performance. While Nick Host is the judge, taking a seat at the judges table is:  Ben Folds, Nicole Scherzinger and Shawn Stockman. Now let’s get into the groups and their performances!

Eleventh Hour – This Columbus, Ohio based acapella group are all currently enrolled in High School. From Prom Queen’s to computer nerds, this group on The Sing-Off does not discriminate when it comes to its singers. Last night on the season 2 premiere they tackled “Baby” by Justin Bieber and let me tell you, they hit a homerun. While I hate everything about Justin Bieber, Eleventh Hour really sounded amazing and the judges agreed.

On The Rocks – This all-male collegiate acapella group hails from the University of Oregon. Their fame came from a YouTube video of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” that became an instant hit. Of course, last night on The Sing-Off Season 2 premiere, the singing college frat boys performed Bad Romance. Let me be the first to say, seeing a bunch of dudes sing Lady Gaga was a little bit frightening, however, somehow I actually liked it better than Lady Gaga’s version because let’s face it, she can’t sing for shit. Despite some pitch problems and the weird factor, On The Rocks delivered a solid performance.

Groove For Thought – Consisting of several music teachers and a father/daughter combo, this Seattle based singing group is a real force to be reckoned with. Last night on The Sing-Off, Groove For Thought performed their own rendition of “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder. This group was pretty damn amazing and the judges agreed 100%.

Pitch Slapped – This Berkeley group of singers has quite a few hotties amongst them. While the judges were pretty technical on their “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship performance, I thought this group was one of the best. Of course, they were the 1st group to be eliminated from the competition which I think is complete nonsense.

Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town – Being quite possibly the oldest bunch of competitors on The Sing-Off, this group calls Oakland, California home. “Save The Last Dance” by The Drifters was performed by Jerry and the crew but I really feel like the audience will not relate. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed their performance but they are just a little too old school.

The Wiffenpoofs – These ivy leaguers came into round 2 of last night’s The Sing-Off performing “Grace Kelly” by Mika. To me, The Wiffenpoofs performance last night was just odd. I liked them the least out of everyone.

Men of Note – Claiming they “serenade” the ladies at the mall this New Jersey based acapella group is really passionate about singing as well as quite the athletic bunch. Last night on The Sing-Off they performed “For The Longest Time” by Billy Joel. The judges felt like the performance was rushed and expect them to improve. This group was the 2nd group of the night to be eliminated.

Street Corner Symphony – Next on the list of performers are this group from Nashville, Tennessee. This group of southern guys performed “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears for Fears and I have to admit, it was pretty damn good. The judges agreed and said that they were really good.

The Backbeats – Straight from California, this group of performers are ready to compete on The Sing-Off. Last night they performed “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce and again I did not like their performance. I felt like it was something that I would see on Glee and I didn’t care for it. That being said, I am not a professional musician and the judge’s really enjoyed their performance.

Committed – This gospel group from Alabama have banded together to form this spiritual acapella group. In a shocking performance they tackled “This Love” by Maroon 5. I really liked it and while they have some improving to do, the judges were very impressed as well.

Well there you have it folks, the season 2 premiere of The Sing-Off has come and gone and two teams weren’t sent home. While I don’t think Pitch Slapped should have gone, it is what it is and there is still a ton of talent to be heard.

The Sing-Off will return next Monday night at 8|7c on NBC.



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