Sadly, all good things must come to an end – including hit a cappella reality competitions on major networks. But the two-hour finale of NBC’s The Sing-Off left us satisfied, at least until the third season of the Sing-Off begins (and it’s been speculated that a third season is already in the works). The four groups contending for the crown were Jerry Lawson & Talk of The Town, Committed, Street Corner Symphony, and the Backbeats.
The finale started off the same as every other episode this season – with a group sing, this time taking on “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” originally performed by Jackie DeShannon, but covered by Al Green and Annie Lenox.
The night featured some incredible finalist/celebrity collaborations. Sara Bareilles stayed true to her California a cappella girl routes by performing her newest single, “King of Anything,” with the Backbeats, and Boyz II Men teamed up with Committed to present a funky version of the Boyz II Men classic, “Motown Philly.” Judge Nicole Scherzinger, Jerry Lawson, and Talk of the Town took the stage to rock out on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” made famous by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, while Neil Diamond performed “Ain’t No Sunshine” with Street Corner Symphony (reminding us all of why he’ll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year).
Of course, Nick Lachey had to join in the fun as well, singing “What Christmas Means to Me” – perhaps with a larger back-up group than he normally has.
We also got to see our four fantastic finalists in philanthropic action, visiting those with disadvantage and those in need, before giving their final performances. Each group showed why they were in the final four, and the judges have nothing but smiles and compliments to offer.
But at the end of the night, one winner did have to be named. And American voted for – Committed! The aca-gospel sensations will receive a Sony record deal, and a springboard into the music industry. We’re sure they will do great things, following in the footsteps of Nota (the winners of season one).
Though none of our clients were crowned the winner, we are still very proud of the wonderful work they did on the show. So once again, congratulations to ALL of the contestants, Committed, and our wonderful clients, On the Rocks, Jerry Lawson & Talk of The Town, Pitch Slapped and the Whiffenpoofs!