The only a cappella competition show on TV, “The Sing-Off” returns tonight to NBC for Season 4. The show, hosted by Nick Lachey, pits ten a cappella groups from around the country in a battle to determine the best performers in the nation. Along with Nick for the ride are the show’s judges; Ben Folds from “Ben Folds Five”, Shawn Stockman from “Boyz II Men”, and country/folk star Jewel. Those three are in charge of handing out the largest a cappella prize you can find. Here’s the brief NBC synopsis for the show’s return.
America’s top a cappella groups compete for the ultimate prize – a recording contract and $100,000!
$100,000 can buy a ton of pitch pipes for the winning group. The show is obviously trying to capitalize on the success of “Pitch Perfect”, “Glee”, and “The Voice”, and with it being the holiday season this is the type of family programming that networks flood us with. Let’s check out the promo for the episode, which if anything is full of energy about a cappella.
Now I am sure that there will some great groups on “The Sing-Off”, but when it comes to a cappella I am old school. I just don’t think a show about that type of music should exist without a mention of Rockapella. Their performance of the PBS show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” theme song will never fade.
Season 4 of “The Sing-Off” premieres tonight, and you can be apart of all the unaccompanied singing by following the below info.
Date: Monday, December 9th
Episode Title: “The Sing-Off Season 4 Premiere”
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: NBC.com