The Sing Off - night two

Is it Wednesday already. Thank goodness for Tivo--I forgot The Sing Off was on again tonight.

The remaining eight groups opened the show with a great performance of Kings of Leon's Use Somebody. This group sing is SOOOOOO much better than the group sings they do on American Idol. Everyone actually sounds good together. I just love this show.

Nick Lachey tells us that the groups will be performing "monster hits" this evening.

First up is On the Rocks performing T.I. and Rihanna's Live Your Life. Their challenge, according to the group, is that they're an a capella group doing a rap song. They did a really good job.

Street Corner Symphony performs Hey Soul Sister by Train. They said their challenge would be all the high notes in the song. They give a little hip hop feel in the middle song--love it. I really like this group a lot.

Next is the high school group, Eleventh Hour performs Bruno Mars' Just the Way You Are. They had a nice performance...the harmony was off slightly toward the end, but it wasn't too bad.

Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town perform Mercy by Duffy. They point out that though it's a modern song, it's a throw back to the type of music they like to do. [BTW...Duffy has a new album out!] Awesome! I thought they were a little rushed at the beginning, but then they found their way, and got a standing "O" from the audience, the judges, and the other contestants.

Time for the first elimination. Based on these four performances, I'd keep all but Eleventh Hour. And the judges elected to send them home.

Their swan song was Leavin by Jesse McCartney.

Last years' champs, NOTA perform next. I loved these guys last season. (Here's one of their performances from last year.)

Tonight they sing The Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling. Nice. They slowed it down toward the end with a little reggae beat...awesome.

The Back Beats are up to perform Break Even by The Script. They were great...lots of great voices in this group. Nicole gave props to Courtney, who is the only female voice percussionist in the whole competition.

Next is Committed performing One Republic's Apologize. The lead on this song is so cute. I digress. They sound AMAZING and this song was perfect for them. So far...this is the best performance of the night. Shawn seems to be having another musical orgasm tonight, and Ben says he understands that feeling, and says, "there's so many great things going on in that." I had to rewind and watch it again.
Nicole said she even had a musical climax during their performance.

Groove for Thought and their jazzy sound take on Cooler than Me by Mike Posner. The guy doing bass with his voice pantomimed with his fingers like he was playing a bass. They have a nice sound. I enjoyed their performance. Shawn said they "did the song justice and then some."

The final performance is from the Whiffenpoofs. They sing Michael Bublé's Haven't Met You Yet. They're a talented group, but I didn't enjoy their performance as much as the first night, nor as much as the other performances tonight. Nicole mentioned their chorale sound and I think that's what I didn't care for...the choral sound with a Top 40 hit just didn't work for me. The judges seemed to like it, though Shawn said the leads weren't as strong as he would've have liked.

If it were up to me, I'd let go of the Whiffenpoofs. And...the judges agreed with me. For their swan song, the Whiffenpoofs sing Home Sweet Home by Mötley Crüe.

The show will be back on Monday and the remaining groups will perform guilty pleasure songs.

Can't wait!


Kerri said...

i LOVE this show!!!
i haven't finished watching this 2nd episode tho. i am so glad you're watching it too!

Valerie said...

So, who are you rooting for so far?