Did you guys watch The Sing-off last night? I blogged the American Country Awards (can’t get those two hours of my life back, unfortunately) so I’m just catching up with the premiere on Hulu this morning.
What did you think? The two groups who were eliminated by the judges panel, “Pitch Slapped” and “Men of Note” weren’t a surprise. I was a little disappointed that my Berklee College of Music homies weren’t better, but considering their musical training, they should have been tighter.
The judges: Ben Folds is smart and funny as he gives each group detailed constructive criticism. He verbalizes fine points that go way beyond simple superlatives (although he did use the word “pitchy” once”.) Although not as verbally adept as Ben, Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men understands the ins and outs of a’capella singing, expressing himself with enthusiasm and passion. Nicole Scherzinger is the weak link here. She’s like a Paula Abdul without any of the lulz. Simon Cowell has supposedly tapped her for the X Factor US judges’ panel? I hope not.
Now that the fall awards season is over, the decks are cleared for me to live blog the remaining 5 episodes of The Sing-Off. The remaining 8 groups compete on Wednesday night. See you there!
See the entire episode after the jump.
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