The Week Ahead | Television: A Cappella Contest Can make a Comeback

December 22nd, 2013

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The a cappella teams competing in “The Sing-Off” will all return to carry out at the time finale.

“The Voice” has paid a lot of bills for NBC, but another very good singing competitiveness, “The Sing-Off,” in no way became a rankings juggernaut and was evidently lifeless at the conclude of its third season in 2011. Then the network experienced a modify of coronary heart. It determined to carry “The Sing-Off” back this thirty day period for a two-week, 7-episode Period four and gave its premiere “The Voice” as a direct-in.

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That served the premiere, which was Dec. 9, attract a respectable eight.36 million viewers, who had been launched to 10 a cappella teams, which includes high schoolers (Vocal Rush, from Oakland, Calif.), the compulsory Ivy Leaguers (the Princeton Footnotes, the very first to be eliminated) and theme-park veterans (Voiceplay, from Orlando, Fla.). On Monday at eight p.m., the remaining groups face off in a two-hour finale, featuring visitor stars and a vacation concept.

Season 4 has been improved by the addition of the singer Jewel to the judges’ panel. She joined Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman, who have been with “The Sing-Off” given that Season one and has contributed critiques that have assisted make the series the smartest of the singing competition displays.

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