We are down to twelve groups on the Sing-Off and tonight the first six groups that survived are back.
Tonight is even harder, as the groups will have two rounds to prove themselves: first round, reinvent one of today’s hottest chart toppers and second round, they must re-imagine the biggest hits of the 1960s.
All the groups kick off the show singing “Somewhere only We Know” by Keane…a song also done by Glee in the past. Time to get your own songs here the Sing-Off.
Vocal Point is first to hit the stage, who was missing member Ben during the first show so he could go home to his sick father. We find out this episode that his dad has passed away from leukemia…such a sad story. So, in honor of Ben, they will be singing “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber. this was a solid performance. Bieber is not one of my favorite singers and I enjoyed this song. very entertaining and good choreography.
The all-female super group, Delilah, is back for their second chance. They’ll be singing “Whataya Want from Me” by Adam Lambert. they struggled in the warm-ups for this song and for me, it continued into this performance. they tried these different harmonies being built upon each other and it just seemed awkward to me. it improved as the song went on, but to me I wasn’t impressed.
Urban Method, featuring the show’s first rapper, makes it way back to the stage. their song will be from the Black Eyed Peas, “Just Can’t get Enough.” and folks, we have my new favorite in the competition. this performance was amazing. the arrangement was so good and the rapping…phenomenal! he did so good and they all worked that stage. Loved it!!!
Now time for my original favorite, Afro-Blue…can they win it back? They’re trying to bring their jazz sound to “American Boy” by Estelle. Standing ovations were given for this performance, but to me they didn’t win it back yet. I thought the performance was great with a great lead vocal…I just wanted more from them.
The YellowJackets are trying their hand at “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz. I was thinking they would do awesome with this song and they did not disappoint. it was very fun and energetic. they had a few guys come out and be in the spotlight, which was cool.
Kinfolk 9, in the bottom two last week, is looking to redeem themselves this week. they will be singing “Price Tag” by Jessie J, a favorite of mine. this started out slow for them and I thought no way they are redeeming themselves, but towards the end they pulled it together. Not the best, but ended better then it started.
We switch it from today’s radio hits to hits from the 1960s and Delilah is up first with “Heat Wave” by Martha & the Vandellas. this was cute and fun, which I think most of these songs will be from that era. it was, however, just there for me…nothing too special with the performance.
Next up is Urban Method singing “Dance To the Music” by Sly & the Family Stone. Now, I think this is going to be a good one. After watching it, I was disappointed. I think these groups are going to struggle through these ‘60s songs. the bass was very good for the performance, but it was just fun and cute up there…again, nothing special for me.
Vocal Point takes on the Rat Pack when they come out singing “The way You look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. and they proved me wrong…these all won’t be just fun and cute. this was a darn good performance. they had moves and great vocals. Sinatra would be proud.
Will they officially win me back? with “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye I think Afro-Blue can. and win me back they did. the arrangement, I thought, was very well done. they are an excellent group and had plenty of soul. Great job!
Moving it right along, the YellowJackets return to the stage singing “Can’t Take my Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli. Singing his heart out to Sara Bareilles, the vocals were really good. the all-guy groups nailed it with the ‘60s. Great choreography.
We are down to our last performance of the night. Kinfolk 9 ends the night singing “Let it Be” by the Beatles. What a great ending to the ‘60s era. that was an amazing performance. like Shawn Stockman said, they changed a Beatles song to make it have a gospel-feel. So powerful.
Now, sadly, one of these groups must be sent home. Vocal Point, Urban Method, YellowJackets and Afro-Blue are told they are safe. this leaves us with Delilah and Kinfolk 9. Which one will be going home??? another chance for Delilah, as Kinfolk 9 is sent home.
The Sing-Off airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC.
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